Expand your talent pipeline through AHA's Institute for Diversity internship program

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There’s only a few days left for your health care organization to sign up to participate in this year’s Institute for Diversity in Health Management (IFD) Summer Enrichment Program (SEP).

The SEP – an intensive 10-week, paid, full-time internship – provides talented, diverse graduate students and... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tag: diversity

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

Equity of Care and Diversity are a Priority

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The Institute for Diversity in Health Management this week released findings from its biennial survey “Diversity and Disparities: A Benchmarking Study of U.S. Hospitals.” While there’s been some progress, the simple fact is there hasn’t been enough in some key areas. The survey shows that almost every... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: diversity, equity

Sign the Pledge!

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Hospitals across America are working hard to advance quality and improve care for every patient. Understanding why different patient populations in a community may experience different results is a critical piece of the effort. And that’s at the core of our #123forEquity Pledge to Act Campaign to ... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, quality care, quality, diversity, equity, workforce

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

Shining Light on Equity

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Each time we shine, we light the way for others. The annual AHA Equity of Care Award recognizes hospitals and care systems whose efforts to eliminate disparities in care provide shining examples for our field. Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick,... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: diversity, equity

National Minority Health Month

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What progress is your hospital making in equity in care? April is a good time to ask because it’s National Minority Health Month,dedicated to raising awareness about the health disparities that continue to affect minority populations. Five years ago, the AHA joined several other national organizations in... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality, socioeconomic status, population health, Community health, diversity, equity, access, governance, leadership

Expediting Equity

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“A society of healthy communities, where all individuals reach their highest potential for health.”  That is the AHA's and every hospital’s vision, but to get there we must make faster progress in addressing the health disparities that exist in many of the populations we serve. To support your efforts to... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Access and Coverage, Community Health
Tags: quality improvement, quality care, quality, socioeconomic status, population health, diversity, equity

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