AHA, NUL event prepares leaders for hospital board roles

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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

AHA's Bhatt named health care 'rising star'

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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

AHA announces Equity of Care Award winner, honorees

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Kaiser Permanente of Oakland, CA, will receive the 2017 AHA Equity of Care Award July 27 at the AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego. The award recognizes hospitals and health systems for their efforts to reduce health care disparities and advance diversity and inclusion to support the goals of the National... read more

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

AHA, National Urban League leaders highlight alliance to tackle health disparities

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In a guest commentary Saturday in Modern Healthcare, AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack and National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial discuss their organizations’ new alliance to tackle health disparities. “Our groups – a national hospital association and the nation’s largest civil rights... read more

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

Groups release tool to help diverse health care leaders navigate career

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Six organizations, including the Institute for Diversity in Health Management, today released an online resource to help health care leaders from underrepresented groups navigate their career path to senior-level positions. The Executive Diversity Career Navigator offers career development tools and... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: diversity, leadership

IFD matching health care organizations with summer interns

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Hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations can sign up through May 12 to host an intern for this year’s Institute for Diversity in Health Management Summer Enrichment Program, which begins June 5 and runs through August. IFD staff will help match the organizations with interns. “The SEP... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: diversity, leadership

House bill would add 15,000 Medicare-funded residency positions

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Reps. Joseph Crowley (D-NY) and Ryan Costello (R-PA) yesterday introduced AHA-supported legislation that would add 15,000 Medicare-funded residency positions to alleviate physician shortages that threaten patients’ access to care. The Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act (H.R. 2267) outlines a... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physicians, graduate medical education, GME, Medicare, diversity, teaching hospitals

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

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

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