Chairman's File: Equity of Care is a Cause We All Share

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By Gene Woods

It was two years ago that we launched the #123forEquity Pledge Campaign. And I couldn't be more appreciative of our field’s enthusiastic response, as 50 state hospital associations and nearly 1,500 hospitals have taken the pledge so far. This is a sign of our renewed commitment as leaders,... read more

Tag: equity

AHA, NUL event prepares leaders for hospital board roles

AHA News Now

The AHA and the National Urban League hosted a two-day educational event on “The Role of the Trustee in the Face of Rapidly Changing Trends in Healthcare.” During the event, which took place yesterday and today in New Orleans, NUL Affiliate CEOs received an overview of health care governance, as well as... read more

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

Project SEARCH opens employers' eyes to what young people with disabilities can do

AHA News

project-searchMore than 20 years ago, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center nurse Erin Riehle came up with a novel idea for addressing her hospital’s workforce needs.

Riehle, then the emergency department’s (ED) nursing director, wondered if she could train people with developmental disabilities to fill some... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: population health, Community health, Community Connections, diversity, equity

Vietnamese Health Project is a bridge to better care

AHA News

For more than 20 years, Springfield, Mass.-based Mercy Medical Center’s Vietnamese Health Project has been a bridge between the city’s more than 5,000 Vietnamese residents and health care.

The project addresses cultural and language differences to break down barriers to better care for an immigrant... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Community Health
Tags: maternal health, population health, Community health, equity, access

AHA posts videos of Summit award recipients

AHA News Now

The recipients of the 2017 Circle of Life Award, Dick Davidson Quality Milestone Award for Allied Association Leadership, Equity of Care Award, and AHA NOVA Award are spotlighted in new videos on the AHA's YouTube channel. The awards were presented last month at the AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego.

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality, equity, awards, advanced illness care

AHRQ reports continued gains in health care quality

AHA News Now

Health care quality continued to improve overall through 2015, with notable gains in patient safety and person-centered care, according to the latest annual report on health care quality and disparities from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. About 80% of the person-centered measures,... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality, equity

Leading the way on equitable care

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Communities are only as strong as the health of their people. The AHA’s work to achieve health equity is central to our vision of a society of healthy communities where all individuals reach their highest potential for health.

The AHA recently recognized hospitals and health systems that are leaders in... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: population health, equity, access, awards, members

Integrated approach to care seen advancing health equity

AHA News

dr-ronald-copelandClose collaboration by physicians, nurses, clinicians and staff across the nation’s largest nonprofit integrated health care system is key to Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente’s success in reducing health care disparities and advancing diversity and inclusion, says Ronald L. Copeland, M.D., Kaiser... read more

Topics: Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: population health, equity, awards

CDC: More adults walking for transportation, leisure

AHA News Now

An estimated 65% of women and 63% of men reported walking for transportation or leisure in 2015, according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s up from 57% and 54%, respectively, in 2005. Walking, which like other physical activity can reduce chronic... read more

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

AHA's Bhatt named health care 'rising star'

AHA News Now

Becker’s Healthcare recently named AHA Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Jay Bhatt, D.O., one of 60 health care leaders under age 40 who are “rising stars” in the field. Bhatt, who also serves as president of the AHA’s Health Research & Educational Trust affiliate, “has a long career of... read more

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

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