Diversity

Feb 22, 2021
Nearly 55 years ago, during the 1966 Medical Committee of Human Rights Convention, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. declared, “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” Although there has been incremental progress toward achieving a more just…
Jan 26, 2021
Inspired by recent examples in sports and a Hamilton show tune, Kenneth Kaufman, managing director and chair of management consultancy KaufmanHall, challenges senior health care leaders to “make 2021 the year of true advancement in diversity, equity, and inclusion.”
Jan 15, 2021
Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Since it became a federal holiday in 1983, MLK Day has become widely celebrated as a day of public service for individuals, communities and organizations.
Dec 16, 2020
The AHA, in collaboration with its Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, released two resources to support hospital and health system efforts to eliminate health disparities.
Dec 14, 2020
The IFDHE’s survey into the gains and gaps in hospitals’ and health systems’ efforts to advance health equity, diversity and inclusion provides a nationwide snapshot of work underway and where we must accelerate. This report includes several sections that will inform the conversations underway…
Dec 9, 2020
In this conversation, Elisa Arespacochaga, Interim Executive Lead, Institute for Diversity & Health Equity and Vice President, AHA Physician Alliance, talks with Andrea Custis, President and CEO, Urban League of Philadelphia, about health inequities in Black and underserved communities with a…
Dec 8, 2020
The National Institutes of Health announced two new funding opportunities as part of its program to enhance inclusive excellence and increase participation from historically underrepresented groups at NIH-funded institutions.
Dec 2, 2020
Trustees are in a unique position to take a leadership role on health equity, diversity, and inclusion. They are business and community leaders and can work closely with their hospital leadership to develop a board strategy and ensure that health equity is included in their organization’s strategic…