AHA's Bhatt to receive honor from National Minority Quality Forum

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The National Minority Quality Forum tonight will honor AHA Chief Medical Officer Jay Bhatt, D.O., as one of this year’s 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health. Bhatt oversees the AHA’s clinical leadership and health activities and serves as president and CEO of its Health Research & Educational Trust... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: diversity, equity, leadership

Former AHA chairman John Bluford honored for efforts to improve minority health

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The National Minority Quality Forum today presented its Booker T. Washington Award to John Bluford, president and founder of the Bluford Healthcare Leadership Institute, for his efforts to promote diversity in the field, reduce health care disparities and enhance health equity for all individuals.... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: diversity, equity, awards

Workforce diversity

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By Maureen Swick

The AHA supports an inclusive and diverse workforce that reflects the communities our members serve. During National Minority Health Month, the AHA Workforce Center highlights our hospitals’ commitment to increasing and supporting a diverse workforce.

That commitment to a diverse and... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Community Health
Tags: diversity, equity, nurses, workforce

Reminder: AHA webinar tomorrow on local and inclusive hiring practices

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The AHA’s Institute for Diversity will host a Jan. 31 webinar on “Inclusive, Local Hiring: Building the Pipeline to a Healthy Community.” For more information or to register for the webinar, from 1-2:30 p.m. ET, click here

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: diversity

Candidates sought for RJU-IFD executive fellowship

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The AHA is seeking applicants for its Richard J. Umbdenstock–Institute for Diversity in Health Management Executive Fellowship. The year-long fellowship, which takes place in the AHA’s Washington, DC office, is a hands-on learning, study and professional development opportunity for a recent graduate of a... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: diversity, leadership

Registration opens today for IFD's summer internship program

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Hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations can register starting today to host an intern as part of the Institute for Diversity in Health Management’s 2017 Summer Enrichment Program. The SEP places diverse, graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in health care administration or a... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: diversity, leadership

IFD, ACHE enter into strategic alliance to promote summer internship program

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The Institute for Diversity in Health Management and American College of Healthcare Executives have entered into a strategic alliance to co-promote the Summer Enrichment Program to grow and strengthen the pipeline of diverse health care leaders. The SEP places diverse, graduate students pursuing advanced... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: advocacy, diversity

Hospital leaders share equity and diversity strategies at AHA-Joint Commission forum

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More than 50 health care leaders discussed strategies to improve health equity and eliminate health care disparities at an AHA-Joint Commission summit Sept. 16 in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.  

“Pinpointing why disparities in care exist and eliminating them must be a priority in every health care... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: diversity, equity

Institute leader honored by Diversity MBA

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Tomás León, president and CEO of the Institute for Diversity in Health Management, was recently recognized as one of Diversity MBA’s Top 100 under 50 Executive Leaders for 2016. The recipients will be honored in September at Diversity MBA’s Annual Business Leaders Conference & Awards Gala. The Institute... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: diversity

Health systems named to 50 'best' list of workplaces for diversity, inclusion

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Carolinas HealthCare System, Charlotte, NC, tops the 2016 list of 50 “Best Places for Women and Diverse Managers to Work” published by Diversity MBA magazine. Also named to the list are: Advocate Health Care, Downers Grove, IL; Greenville (SC) Health System; and WellStar Health System, Marietta, GA.... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: diversity

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