AHA posts videos of Summit award recipients

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The recipients of the 2017 Circle of Life Award, Dick Davidson Quality Milestone Award for Allied Association Leadership, Equity of Care Award, and AHA NOVA Award are spotlighted in new videos on the AHA's YouTube channel. The awards were presented last month at the AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego.

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality, equity, awards, advanced illness care

AHRQ reports continued gains in health care quality

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Health care quality continued to improve overall through 2015, with notable gains in patient safety and person-centered care, according to the latest annual report on health care quality and disparities from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. About 80% of the person-centered measures,... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality, equity

CDC: More adults walking for transportation, leisure

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An estimated 65% of women and 63% of men reported walking for transportation or leisure in 2015, according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s up from 57% and 54%, respectively, in 2005. Walking, which like other physical activity can reduce chronic... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: population health, Community health, equity, prevention

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

Health Affairs examines health care equity, role of social factors

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The June issue of Health Affairs explores the pursuit of health equity, and the relationship between health equity and social factors. Studies compare health and health disparities in 32 countries; show U.S. progress in reducing racial disparities in surgical mortality and kidney transplantation rates;... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: socioeconomic status, equity

AHA chairman highlights 'three battles' for hospitals to win for patients, communities

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AHA Chairman Gene Woods yesterday set three goals for the field: expand access and coverage; re-engage with communities outside hospitals’ traditional walls; and end disparities in care. In his investiture address at the AHA Annual Membership Meeting, Woods said those are “three battles that must be... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Community health, Coverage, Redefining the H, equity, access

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

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