Reducing Healthcare Disparities https://www.aha.org/ en Evaluation of the National CLAS Standards https://www.aha.org/node/679516 <span class="title">Evaluation of the National CLAS Standards</span> <span class="uid"><span>Matthew Diener</span></span> <span class="created">Sep 15, 2021 - 12:36 PM</span> <div class="body"><p>Among the many contributors to health inequities, the lack of culturally and linguistically appropriate services in health settings has been recognized as one of the more modifiable factors. Improving the availability of such services will not only improve the quality of care provided, but may reduce disparities experienced by racial and ethnic minorities and other underserved populations, who struggle because of language, literacy, or other cultural barriers (Saha, Beach, and Cooper, 2008). To provide meaningful and practical guidance on delivering culturally and linguistically appropriate services, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) developed the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (National CLAS Standards). The National CLAS Standards, which are targeted toward health and health care organizations (HCOs), were revised in 2013 to account for the increasing diversity of the U.S. population, the growth in cultural and linguistic competency fields, and the changing landscape with respect to new national policies and legislation, including the Affordable Care Act (ACA) (HHS OMH, 2013).</p> <p>Successful implementation of the National CLAS Standards requires an organizational commitment. Undoubtedly, the National CLAS Standards have helped to increase awareness and activities related to the need for culturally and linguistically appropriate services. The organizations that are adopting and implementing the National CLAS Standards have taken concrete steps to address health inequities and meet the needs of the vulnerable populations they serve. However, what is less clear is the extent to which these organizations are evaluating the impact of their approach to improve inequities in care.</p> <p>To help address these questions, OMH awarded a contract to RAND to develop a framework and toolkit to guide efforts in evaluating the implementation of the National CLAS Standards by HCOs. The resulting report, Development of a Long-Term Evaluation Framework for the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care, presents the details of the development of the framework (Davis et al., forthcoming), while this accompanying toolkit distills the elements of the framework and is intended to help guide the efforts of HCOs to evaluate the implementation of the National CLAS Standards across four settings: ambulatory care, behavioral health, hospitals, and public health.</p> </div> <div class="field_link"> <div>Link</div> <div><a href="https://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/assets/PDF/Evaluation_of_the_Natn_CLAS_Standards_Toolkit_PR3599_final.508Compliant.pdf">Evaluation of the National CLAS Standards: Tips and Resources PDF</a></div> </div> <div class="field_health_equity_action"> <div>Health Equity Action Library</div> <div>On</div> </div> <div class="field_heal_categories"> <div>HEAL Categories</div> <div> <div><a href="/taxonomy/term/5539" hreflang="en">Culturally Appropriate Patient Care</a></div> <div><a href="/taxonomy/term/5560" hreflang="en">DEI Support for Staff</a></div> <div><a href="/taxonomy/term/5559" hreflang="en">Patient Support</a></div> <div><a href="/taxonomy/term/5561" hreflang="en">Training</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field_audience_type_of_hospital"> <div>Audience - Type of hospital</div> <div> <div><a href="/taxonomy/term/5521" hreflang="en">Hospital Departments</a></div> <div><a href="/taxonomy/term/5522" hreflang="en">Community Health</a></div> <div><a href="/taxonomy/term/5529" hreflang="en">Diversity, Equity and Inclusion</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field_audience_type_of_person"> <div>Audience - Type of person</div> <div> <div><a href="/taxonomy/term/170" hreflang="en">Health Care Leaders</a></div> <div><a href="/taxonomy/term/141" hreflang="en">Hospital/Health System</a></div> <div><a href="/taxonomy/term/5517" hreflang="en">Diversity and Inclusion</a></div> <div><a href="/taxonomy/term/5516" hreflang="en">Population Health/Community</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field_type"> <div>Type</div> <div><a href="/taxonomy/term/135" hreflang="en">Toolkits/Methodology</a></div> </div> <div class="field_topics"> <div>Topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/topics/cultural-competency-training" class="topic" hreflang="en">Cultural Competency Training</a></div> <div><a href="/topics/populationcommunity-health" hreflang="en">Population/Community Health</a></div> <div><a href="/topics/disparitiesequity-care" hreflang="en">Disparities/Equity of Care</a></div> <div><a href="/topics/reducing-healthcare-disparities" hreflang="en">Reducing Healthcare Disparities</a></div> </div> </div> Wed, 15 Sep 2021 17:36:48 +0000 Matthew Diener 679516 at https://www.aha.org Value Break: The Role of Trustees in Addressing Health Equity https://www.aha.org/webinar-recordings/2021-09-13-value-break-role-trustees-addressing-health-equity <span class="title">Value Break: The Role of Trustees in Addressing Health Equity</span> <span class="uid"><span>asyeda_drupal</span></span> <span class="created">Sep 13, 2021 - 10:39 AM</span> <div class="body"><p>Hospital trustees can play a vital role in engaging with the community to understand existing health care disparities. Learn how trustees can use the AAMC Center for Health Justice’s <a href="https://www.aamc.org/trustworthiness" target="_blank">10 Principles of Trustworthiness</a> for building long-lasting, trusted relationships with communities. Additionally, a hospital trustee will share their communitiy engagement efforts to address health equity.&nbsp; View <a href="https://trustees.aha.org/" target="_blank">AHA's Trustees Services</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Presenters:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Philip M. Alberti, Ph.D., Senior Director, Health Equity Research and Policy, Founding Director, AAMC Center for Health Justice</li> <li>Phoebe Yang, Senior Director, Health Equity Research and Policy, Founding Director, AAMC Center for Health Justice</li> <li>Aisha Syeda, MPH, Program Manager, Strategic Initiatives, American Hospital Association</li> </ul> <p> <video autoplay="false" controls="" poster="/sites/default/files/2021-05/the_value_breaks_650.jpg " width="99%"><source src="/system/files/media/video/2021/09/value-break-the-role-of-trustees-in-addressing-health-equity.mp4" /> Your browser does not support the video tag.</video> </p></div> <div class="field_topics"> <div><a href="/topics/value-initiative" class="topic" hreflang="en">The Value Initiative</a></div> <div><a href="/topics/reducing-healthcare-disparities" hreflang="en">Reducing Healthcare Disparities</a></div> <div><a href="/taxonomy/term/537" hreflang="en">Trustee Services</a></div> </div> <div class="field_type"> <div>Type</div> <div><a href="/taxonomy/term/128" hreflang="en">Webinar Recordings</a></div> </div> <div class="field_access_level"> <div>Access Level</div> <div><a href="/taxonomy/term/279" hreflang="en">Member</a></div> </div> <div class="field_promoted_search_terms"> <div>Promoted Search Terms</div> <div>trustee, health equity, value, CommonSpirit Health, AAMC Center for Health Justice</div> </div> <div class="field_search_promotion"> <div>Search Promotion</div> <div>Not Promoted</div> </div> <div class="field_archived"> <div>Archived</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Mon, 13 Sep 2021 15:39:44 +0000 asyeda_drupal 679466 at https://www.aha.org Designing Efforts to Improve Black Maternal Health https://www.aha.org/education-events/designing-efforts-improve-black-maternal-health <span class="title">Designing Efforts to Improve Black Maternal Health</span> <span class="uid"><span>asyeda_drupal</span></span> <span class="created">Sep 13, 2021 - 10:01 AM</span> <div class="field_start_date_time">Tue, Oct 05, 2021, 12:00 PM</div> <div class="field_end_date_time">Tue, Oct 05, 2021, 12:45 PM</div> <div class="body"><p><strong>1-1:45 p.m. ET | 12 - 12:45 p.m. CT</strong></p> <p>Maternal mortality and morbidity is complex, especially for women of color. Black women are two to three times more likely to experience a pregnancy-related death. Poor maternal health outcomes are rooted in societal disparities, and lack of access to adequate and equitable care. Health care organizations, hospitals and communities are coming together to improve outcomes for mothers by changing how women of color receive care.<br /> <br /> In this webinar, learn how the Institute for Health Care Improvement facilitated a rapid improvement network to support health care organizations and their community partners to design and implement strategies for improving black maternal health. These organizations will share their outcomes, along with recommendations for addressing implicit bias, fostering cross-sectoral partnerships and amplifying the voices of Black women.<br /> <br /> This event is open to AHA members only.</p> <p><strong>Speakers:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Jemea Dorsey, MS, Chief Operating Officer, Center for Black Women’s Wellness</li> <li>Kaprice Welsh, CNM, MSN, MPHGA, Clinical Liaison, Georgia Obstetrical &amp; Gynecological Society</li> <li>Jaye Clement, MPH, MPP, Director of Community Health Programs &amp; Strategies, Henry Ford Health System</li> <li>Shannon Welch, MPH, Senior Director, Institute for Health Care Improvement</li> <li>Moderator: Aisha Syeda, MPH, Program Manager, Strategic Initiatives, American Hospital Association</li> </ul> </div> <div class="field_event_format">Webinar</div> <div class="field_contact_name">Aisha Syeda</div> <div class="field_email"><a href="mailto:saisha@aha.org">saisha@aha.org</a></div> <div class="field_open_to">Members</div> <div class="field_external_registration_link"><a href="https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqduyprDItHdMI1QFVwovfq56Dtxrch728">https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqduyprDItHdMI1QFVwovfq56Dtxrch728</a></div> <div class="field_topics"> <div>Topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/topics/maternal-and-child-health" class="topic" hreflang="en">Maternal and Child Health</a></div> <div><a href="/topics/reducing-healthcare-disparities" hreflang="en">Reducing Healthcare Disparities</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field_promoted_search_terms"> <div>Promoted Search Terms</div> <div>maternal health, black maternal health, health equity, disparities, IHI, Henry Ford</div> </div> <div class="field_search_promotion"> <div>Search Promotion</div> <div>Not Promoted</div> </div> <div class="field_host">American Hospital Association</div> <div class="field_all_day_event">No</div> <div class="field_priority"> <div>Priority Weight</div> <div>0</div> </div> Mon, 13 Sep 2021 15:01:15 +0000 asyeda_drupal 679462 at https://www.aha.org Seven in Seven Podcasts: Experts Discuss Digital Solutions for Perinatal Care https://www.aha.org/advancing-health-podcast/2021-08-03-seven-seven-experts-discuss-digital-solutions-perinatal-care <span class="title">Seven in Seven Podcasts: Experts Discuss Digital Solutions for Perinatal Care</span> <span class="uid"><span>Nia Moyo CA</span></span> <span class="created">Aug 03, 2021 - 10:28 PM</span> <div class="body"><p>Digital solutions allow care teams to use more standardized protocols, improve clinical decision-making, increase collaboration and communication among providers, mothers and their families. To explore the use of such solutions by health care organizations, Priya Bathija, vice president of AHA’s Strategic Initiatives hosts seven-minute conversations with seven experts, representing AVIA, Providence St. Joseph Health, Boston Medical Center, Froedtert &amp; The Medical College of Wisconsin, CommonSpirit Health, MedStar Health and Connecticut Children’s. The series also highlights ways technology-enabled services improve health care access, and perinatal care and outcomes.</p> <p>For more resources on digital solutions for perinatal care, visit the <a href="http://www.aha.org/seveninseven">Seven in Seven series page</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe allow="autoplay" frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/playlists/1296047911%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-fDpumxHLSs7&amp;color=%232a3960&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_teaser=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> <div style="font-size: 10px; color: #cccccc;line-break: anywhere;word-break: normal;overflow: hidden;white-space: nowrap;text-overflow: ellipsis; font-family: Interstate,Lucida Grande,Lucida Sans Unicode,Lucida Sans,Garuda,Verdana,Tahoma,sans-serif;font-weight: 100;"><a href="https://soundcloud.com/advancinghealth" style="color: #cccccc; text-decoration: none;" target="_blank" title="Advancing Health">Advancing Health</a> · <a href="https://soundcloud.com/advancinghealth/sets/seven-in-seven-digital-solutions-for-perinatal-care/s-fDpumxHLSs7" style="color: #cccccc; text-decoration: none;" target="_blank" title="Seven in Seven: Digital Solutions for Perinatal Care">Seven in Seven: Digital Solutions for Perinatal Care</a></div> </div> <div class="field_topics"> <div><a href="/topics/maternal-and-child-health" class="topic" hreflang="en">Maternal and Child Health</a></div> <div><a href="/topics/reducing-healthcare-disparities" hreflang="en">Reducing Healthcare Disparities</a></div> <div><a href="/topics/telehealth" hreflang="en">Telehealth</a></div> <div><a href="/topics/innovation" hreflang="en">Innovation</a></div> </div> <div class="field_type"> <div>Type</div> <div><a href="/type/advancing-health-podcast" hreflang="en">Advancing Health Podcast</a></div> </div> <div class="field_access_level"> <div>Access Level</div> <div><a href="/taxonomy/term/278" hreflang="en">Public</a></div> </div> <div class="field_paragraphs_text_with_heade"> <div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--paragraphs-text-with-headers- paragraph--view-mode--default"> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field_promoted_search_terms"> <div>Promoted Search Terms</div> <div>maternal and child health, AVIA, Providence St. Joseph Health, Boston Medical Center, Froedtert &amp; The Medical College of Wisconsin, CommonSpirit Health, MedStar Health, Connecticut Children’s. </div> </div> <div class="field_search_promotion"> <div>Search Promotion</div> <div>Not Promoted</div> </div> <div class="field_archived"> <div>Archived</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Wed, 04 Aug 2021 03:28:59 +0000 Nia Moyo CA 678822 at https://www.aha.org Value Break: The Role of Trustees in Addressing Health Equity https://www.aha.org/education-events/value-break-role-trustees-addressing-health-equity <span class="title">Value Break: The Role of Trustees in Addressing Health Equity</span> <span class="uid"><span>asyeda_drupal</span></span> <span class="created">Jul 26, 2021 - 01:00 PM</span> <div class="field_start_date_time">Thu, Sep 02, 2021, 1:00 PM</div> <div class="field_end_date_time">Thu, Sep 02, 2021, 1:30 PM</div> <div class="body"><p>Hospital trustees can play a vital role in engaging with the community to understand existing health care disparities. In this 30 minute Value Break, learn how trustees can use the AAMC Center for Health Justice’s 10 Principles of Trustworthiness for building long-lasting, trusted relationships with communities. Additionally, a hospital trustee from CommonSpirit Health shares their communitiy engagement efforts to address health equity. This is an AHA-members only event.<br /> <br /> <strong>Speakers:</strong><br /> <br /> Philip M. Alberti, Ph.D.<br /> Senior Director, Health Equity Research and Policy<br /> Founding Director, <strong>AAMC Center for Health Justice</strong><br /> <br /> Phoebe Yang<br /> General Manager, Amazon Web Services, Healthcare<br /> Board Director, <strong>CommonSpirit Health</strong></p> <a class="btn btn-md btn-secondary btn-" data-view-context="top-level-view" href="/webinar-recordings/2021-09-13-value-break-role-trustees-addressing-health-equity" style="text-transform: uppercase; font-weight: bold;">View Webinar</a></p> </div> <div class="field_event_format">Webinar</div> <div class="field_contact_name">Aisha Syeda</div> <div class="field_email"><a href="mailto:saisha@aha.org">saisha@aha.org</a></div> <div class="field_open_to">Members</div> <div class="field_topics"> <div>Topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/taxonomy/term/537" class="topic" hreflang="en">Trustee Services</a></div> <div><a href="/topics/reducing-healthcare-disparities" hreflang="en">Reducing Healthcare Disparities</a></div> <div><a href="/topics/value-initiative" hreflang="en">The Value Initiative</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field_promoted_search_terms"> <div>Promoted Search Terms</div> <div>trustee, health equity, value, CommonSpirit Health, AAMC Center for Health Justice</div> </div> <div class="field_search_promotion"> <div>Search Promotion</div> <div>Not Promoted</div> </div> <div class="field_host">The Value Initiative</div> <div class="field_event_cost">Free</div> <div class="field_type">Webinar Recordings</div> <div class="field_all_day_event">No</div> <div class="field_priority"> <div>Priority Weight</div> <div>0</div> </div> Mon, 26 Jul 2021 18:00:45 +0000 asyeda_drupal 678607 at https://www.aha.org Investing in the Power of Teams to Address Social Needs https://www.aha.org/webinar-recordings/2021-06-25-investing-power-teams-address-social-needs <span class="title">Investing in the Power of Teams to Address Social Needs</span> <span class="uid"><span>asyeda_drupal</span></span> <span class="created">Jun 25, 2021 - 02:39 PM</span> <div class="body"><p>Patients’ non-medical needs impact their health and contribute to health inequities. Hospitals and health systems are identifying best practices for social needs screening, and collecting and connecting patients with resources; and health care professionals have an important role to play in that process. Meeting patients’ social needs is a collaborative effort, which requires engagement of various professions from across the health care spectrum and community. This virtual workshop highlights the power of robust, interdisciplinary care teams in addressing social needs. Learn how Regional One Health and New-York Presbyterian Hospital&nbsp;improved health outcomes by leveraging specialized skills of care team members to identify and address the social needs of their patients.</p> <p><strong>Presenters:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN, FAAN, Sr. Vice President &amp; Chief Integration Officer, Center for Population Health &amp; Clinical Innovation, Regional One Health</li> <li>Dodi Meyer, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Director, Community Pediatrics, Columbia University Irving Medical Center; Clinical Lead, ANCHOR Program, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital</li> <li>Carmen Cruz, Program Lead, Center for Community Health Navigation, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital</li> <li>Moderator: Aisha Syeda, MPH, Program Manager, Strategic Initiatives, American Hospital Association</li> </ul> <hr /> <p> <video autoplay="false" controls="" poster="/sites/default/files/2021-07/cover-image-investing-in-the-power-of-teams-to-address-social-needs-video-6-29-21.JPG" width="99%"><source src="https://www.aha.org/system/files/media/video/2021/07/investing-in-the-power-of-teams-to-address-social-needs-recording.mp4" /> Your browser does not support the video tag.</video> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="field_topics"> <div><a href="/topics/social-determinants-health" class="topic" hreflang="en">Social Determinants of Health</a></div> <div><a href="/topics/team-based-care" hreflang="en">Team-Based Care</a></div> <div><a href="/topics/value-initiative" hreflang="en">The Value Initiative</a></div> <div><a href="/topics/reducing-healthcare-disparities" hreflang="en">Reducing Healthcare Disparities</a></div> </div> <div class="field_type"> <div>Type</div> <div><a href="/taxonomy/term/128" hreflang="en">Webinar Recordings</a></div> </div> <div class="field_paragraphs_text_with_heade"> <div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--paragraphs-text-with-headers- paragraph--view-mode--default"> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field_promoted_search_terms"> <div>Promoted Search Terms</div> <div>social needs, value, team-based care, reducing health care disparities, Regional one Health, New-York Presbyterian</div> </div> <div class="field_search_promotion"> <div>Search Promotion</div> <div>Not Promoted</div> </div> <div class="field_archived"> <div>Archived</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Fri, 25 Jun 2021 19:39:56 +0000 asyeda_drupal 678149 at https://www.aha.org PowerPlay Episode #3: Supporting Rural Health and Addressing Health Inequities | Senator Susan Collins https://www.aha.org/powerplay/2021-04-15-powerplay-episode-3-supporting-rural-health-and-addressing-health-inequities <span class="title">PowerPlay Episode #3: Supporting Rural Health and Addressing Health Inequities | Senator Susan Collins</span> <span class="uid"><span>Matthew Diener</span></span> <span class="created">Apr 15, 2021 - 11:23 AM</span> <div class="body"><div class="container"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-md-8"> <p>On April 15, Senator Susan Collins, member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee as well as the Committee on Aging, spoke with AHA’s Michelle Hood, executive vice president and chief operating officer, about the role of government through the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting rural health and addressing health inequities.</p> <video controls="true" controlslist="nodownload" height="100%" playsinline="" poster="https://www.aha.org/sites/default/files/2021-04/powerplay-episode-3-sen-susan-collins-michelle-hood-poster.jpg" preload="none" width="100%"><source src="https://www.aha.org/system/files/media/video/2021/04/AHA-PowerPlay-Episode-3_Cut-02-ALTERNATIVE_EDITED.mp4" type="video/mp4"></source> Your browser does not support the video tag.</video><p><a href="https://www.aha.org/system/files/media/video/2021/04/AHA-PowerPlay-Episode-3_Cut-02-ALTERNATIVE_EDITED.mp4"><strong>Watch the video in a new browser tab.</strong></a></p> <p style="color: #9d2235;">If you are on an iPhone or iPad, your device may experience a short delay before the video plays while the MP4 video file loads. Please view on a desktop or laptop computer if the video will not play on your iOS device.</p> <p><em>© 2021 by the American Hospital Association. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use of this video, including copying, downloading, or distributing this video, without the express written permission of the American Hospital Association is strictly forbidden.</em></p> </div> <div class="col-md-4"> <p><a href="/powerplay"><img alt="PowerPlay logo. 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What are the root causes of these disparities? Explore how hospitals, health systems and their community partners are joining forces to examine and address disparities in maternal care, ultimately increasing access to equitable care and improving health outcomes. This virtual workshop is in collaboration with AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity.</p> <p><b>Speakers:</b><br /><br /> Patti DePompei, RN, MSN<br /><i>President</i><br /><b>UH Rainbow Babies &amp; Children’s Hospital and<br /> MacDonald Women’s Hospital</b><br /> Cleveland, OH.</p> <p>Celina Cunanan, MSN, APRN-CNM, FACNM<br /><i>UH System Chief for Nurse-Midwifery<br /> Director, Division of Nurse-Midwifery</i><br /><b>UH Cleveland Medical Center</b><br /> Cleveland, OH.</p> <p>Carolyn L. Harraway-Smith, M.D., FACOG, DABFM<br /><i>Chief Medical Officer of Women’s Health</i><br /><b>Cone Health</b><br /> Greensboro, N.C.</p> <p>Walidah Karim-Rhoades, DNP, RN, CNM</p> <p><br /><i>Director, Center for Women’s Healthcare &amp; Maternal Fetal Care</i><br /><b>Cone Health</b><br /> Greensboro, N.C.</p> <a href="https://ahahealthforum.adobeconnect.com/pa3mmyja0nkf/"><img alt="Title card" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="57e10a87-4f09-4292-8d4d-2513b3b91050" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/maternal-health-webinar-11221_0.jpg" style="border: 1px solid black;" class="align-center" /></a> <p> </p> <p class="text-align-center"><a class="btn btn-wide btn-primary" href="https://ahahealthforum.adobeconnect.com/pa3mmyja0nkf/">Watch Webinar</a></p> </div> <div class="field_topics"> <div><a href="/topics/disparitiesequity-care" class="topic" hreflang="en">Disparities/Equity of Care</a></div> <div><a href="/topics/inclusion" hreflang="en">Inclusion</a></div> <div><a href="/topics/reducing-healthcare-disparities" hreflang="en">Reducing Healthcare Disparities</a></div> <div><a href="/topics/maternal-and-child-health" hreflang="en">Maternal and Child Health</a></div> </div> <div class="field_type"> <div>Type</div> <div><a href="/taxonomy/term/128" hreflang="en">Webinar Recordings</a></div> </div> <div class="field_access_level"> <div>Access Level</div> <div><a href="/taxonomy/term/279" hreflang="en">Member</a></div> </div> <div class="field_search_promotion"> <div>Search Promotion</div> <div>Not Promoted</div> </div> <div class="field_archived"> <div>Archived</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Wed, 13 Jan 2021 17:47:03 +0000 Nia Moyo CA 675024 at https://www.aha.org AHA #HealthCareInnovation blog: Using population health tools to accelerate health equity https://www.aha.org/news/headline/2020-12-10-aha-healthcareinnovation-blog-using-population-health-tools-accelerate <span class="title">AHA #HealthCareInnovation blog: Using population health tools to accelerate health equity</span> <span class="uid"><span>tjordan_drupal</span></span> <span class="created">Dec 10, 2020</span> <div class="field_media_featured_image"><article> <div class="field_media_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/900x400/public/2019-06/Nancy%20Myers%20900x400.jpg?itok=sPZ3qw4B" width="900" height="400" alt="Nancy A. Myers, PhD, Vice President, Leadership &amp; System Innovation, AHA Center for Health Innovation" /> </div> </article> </div> <div class="body"><p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting some individuals and communities much more than others, population health tools are more important than ever. “Using the tools of population health science will support care teams in their work to help heal individuals, improve the health of communities and, ultimately, accelerate our path to ensuring health equity,” writes Nancy Myers, vice president, leadership and system innovation, at the AHA Center for Health Innovation. </span></span><a href="https://www.aha.org/news/healthcareinnovation-thursday-blog/2020-12-10-accelerating-path-equity-population-health-tools" style="color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Read more</span></span></a><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">. </span></span></span></span></p> </div> <div class="field_topics"> <div><a href="/topics/novel-coronavirus-sars-cov-2covid-19" class="topic" hreflang="en">Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19)</a></div> <div><a href="/topics/reducing-healthcare-disparities" hreflang="en">Reducing Healthcare Disparities</a></div> </div> <div class="field_type">Headline</div> Thu, 10 Dec 2020 22:09:16 +0000 tjordan_drupal 674579 at https://www.aha.org Addressing Societal Factors to Improve Health Equity https://www.aha.org/news/blog/2020-12-07-addressing-societal-factors-improve-health-equity <span class="title">Addressing Societal Factors to Improve Health Equity</span> <span class="uid"><span>tjordan_drupal</span></span> <span class="created">Dec 7, 2020</span> <div class="field_media_featured_image"><article> <div class="field_media_image"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/900x400/public/2020-12/banner-bathija-resnick-900x400.jpg?itok=ettXoJ7K" width="900" height="400" alt="Priya and Julia 900x400" /> </div> </article> </div> <div class="body"><p style="margin-bottom:12px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">The COVID-19 pandemic has placed spotlight on health inequities in the United States. It has illuminated that, regardless of access to health care services, social and economic circumstances make some people more likely than others to become ill or have poor health. While this is not a new realization, and many hospitals and health systems have been addressing societal factors, the pandemic has created a true sense of urgency in understanding the role health care providers can play in improving health equity.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:12px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><img alt="Equity Blog Image" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="0f71ffdc-f84f-4a4d-a951-b5221a8b631d" height="511" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/blog%20equity_0.jpg" width="517" class="align-left" />One pathway for improving health equity is to address the societal factors that influence health. AHA developed a new resource –<b> </b><a href="http://www.aha.org/societalfactors"><b><span style="color:#0563c1">Societal Factors that Influence Health: A Framework for Hospitals</span></b></a><b> </b> –  to support hospitals and health systems as they take action to improve health equity. The framework sets forth three distinct, yet connected, levels that address patients’ social needs, social determinants of health in the community and the systemic causes of inequities. Each level offers actions hospitals can take to make progress towards health equity for their individual patients and communities. </span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:12px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">The framework’s first level is<b> social needs</b> – <i>individuals’ non-medical social or economic circumstances that hinder their ability to stay healthy and/or recover from illness</i>. Hospitals can <a href="https://www.aha.org/toolkitsmethodology/2019-06-05-screening-social-needs-guiding-care-teams-engage-patients"><span style="color:#0563c1">screen</span></a> patients for social needs and develop processes to connect patients with additional community-based or hospital resources. Screening for social needs can be paired with collecting race, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation and gender identity data that will allow hospitals to identify where health disparities exist in their population and develop strategies to address them. </span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:12px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">The second level is <b>social determinants of health</b> – <i>the underlying social and economic conditions in the community that influence people’s ability to be healthy</i>. Because these issues reside at the community level, forming <a href="https://www.aha.org/ahahret-guides/2017-07-27-playbook-fostering-hospital-community-partnerships-build-culture-health"><span style="color:#0563c1">partnerships</span></a> with other stakeholders in a hospital’s community will be crucial to addressing the social determinants of health. These partnerships can address a variety of social determinants, such as food deserts or a lack of affordable, safe housing options.  </span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:12px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">The broadest level of the framework involves<b> systemic causes </b>– <i>the fundamental causes of the social inequities that lead to poor health.</i> These include, for example, racism, sexism, generational poverty or <a href="https://www.investopedia.com/terms/r/redlining.asp"><span style="color:#0563c1">redlining by financial institutions</span></a>. At this level, hospitals can partner with other community stakeholders to affect policy, system, environmental or cultural changes that are connected to health at the local, state or national level. </span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:12px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">As you develop strategies to address the societal factors in your community, you can look to hospital and health system leaders that have been on this journey for guidance. The AHA members we have talked to tie their progress to three fundamental principles: </span></span></span></span></p> <ul><li style="margin-left:16px; margin-bottom:12px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Hospitals cannot address all societal factors at one time – a step-by-step approach that is tailored to the needs of each community served works best. Start small and grow. </span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:16px; margin-bottom:12px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Hospitals cannot – and should not – do this work alone. Finding partners in the community who can join this journey will lead to broader impact and success. </span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-bottom:12px; margin-left:16px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Data is critical – it must be used to determine which societal factors to address and to measure the impact of the strategies to address them.  </span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul><p style="margin-bottom:12px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">To further support hospitals and health systems in this effort, AHA offers a growing library of tools and resources to guide your journey at <a href="http://www.aha.org/strategicinititaives"><span style="color:#0563c1">https://www.aha.org/societalfactors</span></a>. And on March 16-18, 2021, you can virtually join peers from across the country for <a href="https://www.aha.org/education-events/accelerating-health-equity"><span style="color:#0563c1">Accelerating Health Equity: A Virtual Conference for Leaders in Community Health, Diversity and Inclusion</span></a>. </span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:12px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">We are at a pivotal time for health equity in our country. Achieving health equity is a journey, and there is a path forward that will enable us to bridge the gap between commitment and action. As a health care field, it is our hope that we come together to address the societal factors that influence health so that all people can reach their highest potential for health.</span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:12px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><i><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#333333">Priya Bathija, J.D., MHSA, serves as AHA’s vice president of strategic initiatives. Julia Resnick, MPH, serves as senior program manager of strategic initiatives at the AHA.</span></span></span></i></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:12px"> </p> </div> <div class="field_author"> <span>Priya Bathija</span>, <span>Julia Resnick</span> </div> <div class="field_topics"> <div><a href="/topics/disparitiesequity-care" class="topic" hreflang="en">Disparities/Equity of Care</a></div> <div><a href="/topics/social-determinants-health" hreflang="en">Social Determinants of Health</a></div> <div><a href="/topics/association-community-health-improvement-achi" hreflang="en">Association for Community Health Improvement (ACHI)</a></div> <div><a href="/topics/reducing-healthcare-disparities" hreflang="en">Reducing Healthcare Disparities</a></div> </div> <div class="field_type">Blog</div> Mon, 07 Dec 2020 21:34:59 +0000 tjordan_drupal 674396 at https://www.aha.org