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 issues discussion guide for ensuring access to care in vulnerable communities

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The AHA today released a discussion guide to help hospital and health system board members and leaders implement innovative ways to preserve access to essential health care services in vulnerable rural and urban communities. The AHA’s Task Force on Ensuring Access in Vulnerable Communities recently issued... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: rural, Critical Access Hospitals, access, governance

Hospital president describes impact of the Summer Enrichment Program on her career

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By Michelle Gaskill-Hames


The Institute for Diversity in Health Management’s (IFD) Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) lays a strong foundation for a career in health care leadership for diverse individuals. It also gives hospitals and health systems access to the next generation of health care leaders... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Community health, diversity, governance

Great Boards fall newsletter available

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The fall issue of AHA’s Great Boards newsletter features articles on best practices for board education and governance of provider-sponsored health plans. Administered by AHA's Center for Healthcare Governance, the free quarterly newsletter examines hospital and health system governance trends and... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: Coverage, governance

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