Disparities/Equity of Care

May 27, 2020
The Committee on Ways and Means convened a hearing examining the disproportionate effect COVID-19 is having on minority communities.
May 27, 2020
AHA’s statement for the record to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means for the May 27, 2020 hearing, “The Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color.”
May 22, 2020
The AHA is working hard to achieve health equity by working with the government to improve data collection to guide policy, and by creating tools and resources to help hospitals and health systems improve health equity in the community.
May 12, 2020
To help hospitals and health systems address maternal and neonatal health during this public crisis, the AHA has assembled resources from across the field that you may find useful as you provide safe and high-quality care to mothers and babies during this time.
May 4, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health May 1 announced it will provide funding to help deliver important COVID-19-related information to racial and ethnic minority, rural and socially vulnerable communities hardest hit by the pandemic.
May 1, 2020
Hospitals and health systems continue to provide care for our most vulnerable communities by addressing social needs, educating on COVID-19 risks and collaborating with community organizations to expand these efforts beyond their walls.
May 1, 2020
A study of 305 hospitalized adult COVID-19 patients in Georgia found an overrepresentation of black patients, with over a quarter lacking known risk factors, according to a report released yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
May 1, 2020
Hospitals and health systems continue to provide care for our most vulnerable communities by addressing social needs, educating on COVID-19 risks and collaborating with community organizations to expand these efforts beyond their walls, writes Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president of AHA’s Physician…
Apr 28, 2020
The AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity released a new resource highlighting steps hospitals can and are taking to address disparities that arise during the fight against COVID-19.
Apr 24, 2020
This resource examines the impact of the social determinants of health on patients and communities as they battle the COVID-19 outbreak and shares ideas and case examples to help hospitals address ongoing social needs.