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

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

Candidates sought for RJU-IFD executive fellowship

AHA News Now

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

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

AHA News

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

Putting patients first earns Cleveland Clinic the AHA Equity of Care Award

AHA News

Cleveland Clinic’s mantra is “patients first,” says Brian Donley, M.D., the health system’s chief of staff. And he says his organization can’t put patients first unless it “understands the needs of our patients and the barriers to getting them the care that they need.”

In Cleveland Clinic’s case, that... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Community Health
Tags: diversity, equity, awards

Hospitals urged to 'find their voice' on advancing equity

AHA News

Speaking May 1 at a diversity roundtable at the AHA annual meeting, a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) official expressed her support for the AHA’s #123forEquity Pledge to Eliminate Health Care Disparities, and encouraged hospital leaders to “find their voice” on achieving health care... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: diversity, equity

IFD's Hobby, others honored at Top Blacks in Healthcare Awards Gala

AHA News Now

Twenty-four individuals, including Institute for Diversity in Health Management Past President and CEO Fred Hobby, were honored last night at the third annual Top Blacks in Healthcare Awards Gala. The event, which was hosted in Baltimore by BlackDoctor.org and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: diversity, equity, awards

IFD's Hobby, others honored at Top Blacks in Healthcare Awards Gala

AHA News

Twenty-four individuals, including Institute for Diversity in Health Management Past President and CEO Fred Hobby, were honored last night at the third annual Top Blacks in Healthcare Awards Gala.

The event, which was hosted in Baltimore by BlackDoctor.org and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: diversity, equity

Accelerating Equity

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Every patient expects and deserves the highest level of care. To successfully provide that care, and to improve the community’s overall health, hospitals must act to respond to our nation’s demographic shift. That’s why more than 700 hospitals have already signed onto the AHA’s #123for Equity Pledge to... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Access and Coverage, Community Health
Tags: quality care, diversity, equity, access, workforce

Hospitals Take Pledge to Eliminate Health Care Disparities

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To meet the changing needs of their communities, hospitals and health systems are working hard to make sure that every individual receives the highest quality of care. To achieve that goal as our nation becomes increasingly diverse, it is imperative that we redouble our efforts to identify and eliminate... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Access and Coverage, Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: quality improvement, quality care, quality, diversity, equity, leadership, workforce

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