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

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

Advancing health equity is part of Henry Ford Health System's deep-rooted community connections

AHA News

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

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

Field has vital community role to play in reducing violence, says AHA's Pollack

AHA News

Decrying the violence that has taken a bloodier turn in recent weeks across America, AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack earlier this week told health care leaders that hospitals have an important role to play in reducing violence in the communities they serve.

Kicking off the 24th annual Health Forum and... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Community health, advocacy, 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

Partnerships with states critical to increasing support for AHA's #123forEquity campaign

AHA News

By Pete Davis

 

The South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) – like many state, regional and metropolitan hospital associations across the U.S. – is engaged in a number of efforts to encourage support for AHA’s #123forEquity Pledge to Eliminate Health Care Disparities. Those efforts so far have led to... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: population health, Community health, Community Connections, equity, leadership

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