AHA chairman highlights 'three battles' for hospitals to win for patients, communities

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AHA Chairman Gene Woods yesterday set three goals for the field: expand access and coverage; re-engage with communities outside hospitals’ traditional walls; and end disparities in care. In his investiture address at the AHA Annual Membership Meeting, Woods said those are “three battles that must be... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Community health, Coverage, Redefining the H, equity, access

Advancing health equity is part of Henry Ford Health System's deep-rooted community connections

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The AHA Class of 2019 profiles the women and men who joined the AHA board this year.


Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System’s (HFHS) commitment to advancing health equity and fostering diversity is one reason why AHA board member Wright Lassiter III joined the organization as system president in... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: population health, Community Connections, equity, culture of safety, governance, leadership

AHA, NUL announce alliance to advance health equity, diversity

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The AHA and the National Urban League today announced an alliance to advance health equity and diversity in health care leadership in communities across the U.S. “To truly advance health in America, we must improve the quality of care for everybody, in every community,” said AHA President and CEO Rick... read more

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

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

AHA endorses Senate resolution promoting minority health awareness

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The AHA today endorsed a Senate resolution promoting minority health awareness and supporting the goals and ideals of April’s National Minority Health Month, which focuses on bridging health equity across communities. “Your resolution is consistent with the vision of the AHA: a society of healthy... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: equity

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

Ensuring Quality Care for All Patients


By Gene Woods

April is National Minority Health Month, dedicated to raising awareness about health disparities that continue to affect minority populations–and to accelerating health care equity. Nearly 1,500 hospitals and health systems are participating in the AHA’s #123forEquity Pledge to Eliminate... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: population health, equity, leadership

CMS reports on quality disparities for MA patients by gender, including race/ethnicity

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today released reports highlighting gender differences on selected patient satisfaction and clinical care measures for Medicare Advantage beneficiaries, including racial and ethnic differences. According to the reports, women were more likely than men to... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: Medicare, Coverage, equity

CDC: Diabetes on rise among children, teens

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New diabetes cases among youths increased 4.8% a year for type 2 and 1.8% a year for type 1 between 2002 and 2012, according to a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. New type 2 cases increased most sharply in Native Americans, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders and African... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: child health, population health, equity, prevention

Workforce diversity


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

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