Diversity

Jul 14, 2021
The American Hospital Association’s vision is a society of healthy communities where all individuals reach their highest potential for health. Confronting and eradicating structural racism are fundamental to achieving our vision.
Jul 13, 2021
The AHA, in conjunction with UnidosUS and the National Urban League, has created a video touting opportunities to participate in its Trustee Match Program.
Jul 7, 2021
In addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, events sparked by the murder of George Floyd increased the constant exposure to stress in communities of color, a detriment to one’s physical and mental health, writes Kimberlydawn Wisdom, M.D., senior vice president of community health and equity and chief…
Jun 21, 2021
As the AHA reflects on Juneteenth, the June 19 federal holiday recognizing the emancipation of enslaved Black Americans, it also considers how we must strive for equity in health care and beyond, writes Joy Lewis, AHA’s senior vice president for health equity strategies.
Jun 21, 2021
A history-making event that changed the lives of Black Americans more than 150 years ago is now being recognized as a federal holiday. With the stroke of a pen, President Biden signed a bill establishing June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day – commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S..
Jun 8, 2021
The AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity released a toolkit with strategies for advancing diversity and inclusion in hospitals’ and health systems’ leadership and governance.
Jun 8, 2021
Hospitals and health system leaders are committing to increasing diversity and inclusion in the board room.
Jun 7, 2021
The post-Accelerating Health Equity 2021 Conference page – A Virtual Conference for Leaders in Community Health, Diversity and Inclusion – highlights conference speakers, presentation topics and our sponsors. We will be providing updates soon on our 2022 Accelerating Health Equity Conference,…
May 24, 2021
Priya Bathija, AHA’s vice president of strategic initiatives, discusses efforts to better serve the nation’s Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, who have endured particular hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 24, 2021
While tributes and celebrations are important, for those of us in health care, this month is an opportunity to pause and reflect on this diverse community’s health needs – during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.