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

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

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

AHA Trustee Ram Raju receives award for efforts to improve minority health

AHA News

The National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) today presented its Booker T. Washington Award to Ramanathan (Ram) Raju, M.D., president and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals, for his efforts to advance diversity in the field, reduce health care disparities and provide equitable care to all patients.

Raju... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: diversity, equity

Equity pledge racking up signatures

AHA News

More than 950 hospitals and health systems have signed the #123forEquity Pledge to Eliminate Health Care Disparities.

The campaign, launch at this summer’s AHA-Health Forum Leadership Summit, seeks to build on and accelerate the efforts of the National Call to Action to Eliminate Health... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: diversity, equity

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

AHA News

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

IFD pilots internship program for young, diverse health care leaders

AHA News

The Institute for Diversity in Health Management (IFD) this fall is piloting a program that will place diverse individuals, who recently completed a graduate degree program, at internships in hospitals and health systems across the country.

Through the Fall Enrichment Program (FEP), which is modeled... read more

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

IFD should lead on national efforts to accelerate elimination of health disparities, says new CEO

AHA News

The Institute for Diversity in Health Management (Institute) can more closely coordinate the many – but sometimes isolated – efforts underway to eliminate health care disparities and achieve health equity, says the organization’s new president and CEO.

“One of the biggest opportunities that the... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: diversity, equity

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