Reducing Healthcare Disparities

Indiana University Health recently began a new community health initiative to provide prevention, education and early detection of cardiovascular disease — which includes free blood pressure screenings — in area barbershops.
The American Hospital Association has been working to educate policymakers and the public about the significant challenges facing our field. The AHA in 2024 will work with Congress, the Administration, the regulatory agencies, the courts and others to positively influence the public policy…
Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, is the flagship hospital of Henry Ford Health, one of the nation's largest integrated health care systems. Henry Ford Hospital maintains 877 beds and is distinguished for its exceptional performance in cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, neurology and…
A new AHA Center for Health Innovation report, “Leveling the Playing Field in Health Equity Investing,” explores the challenges these entrepreneurs face, how some venture capital (VC) funds are expanding opportunities for underrepresented startups and how the field can benefit.
The AHA, AHIP, Alliance of Community Health Plans, American Medical Association and Kaiser Permanente have formed a coalition that will recommend strategies to strengthen coordination between the health care and public health systems to improve emergency preparedness, address health disparities and…
Join AHA’s Board Chair Joanne Conroy, M.D., for Leadership Dialogue as she discusses key issues with hospitals colleagues from across the country. Watch the video and listen to the podcasts. New videos will post the last Monday of each month.
Behavioral health integration often improves patient outcomes, enhances patient and provider satisfaction, and lowers costs — otherwise known as the Triple Aim of health care reform. Greensboro, N.C.-based Cone Health, in partnership with surrounding Guilford County, has achieved this trifecta…
By taking a holistic approach and addressing the social determinants of health, ProMedica is working to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.
To address the issue of pregnant Black people experiencing severe complications and dying at higher rates, Akron General recently became one of four hospitals in the country to implement a new care model designed to improve outcomes for pregnant patients by focusing on communication and teamwork to…