Leading the way on equitable care

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Communities are only as strong as the health of their people. The AHA’s work to achieve health equity is central to our vision of a society of healthy communities where all individuals reach their highest potential for health.

The AHA recently recognized hospitals and health systems that are leaders in... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: population health, equity, access, awards, members

Ensuring Quality Care for All Patients

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By Gene Woods

April is National Minority Health Month, dedicated to raising awareness about health disparities that continue to affect minority populations–and to accelerating health care equity. Nearly 1,500 hospitals and health systems are participating in the AHA’s #123forEquity Pledge to Eliminate... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: population health, equity, leadership

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

Join the AHA, IFD in celebrating National Minority Health Month

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How much progress is your hospital making toward ensuring equitable care for all persons in every community served? 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.

Increasing... read more

Topics: Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: socioeconomic status, population health, equity, access, leadership

Black History Month and health equity

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“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.”

– Martin Luther King Jr.

Black History Month is the perfect time to ask, “What progress is your hospital making in equity of care? What progress are you making in support of the idea that a person’s fate in... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: Community health, equity, access

Equity and Diversity in Health Care in 2017

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This Monday, we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day—a day in honor of a man who roused the conscience of a nation. When Dr. King preached his message of peace years ago, segregation was common in our country. Some segregated hospitals outright refused to admit African-American individuals. Five decades... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tag: equity

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

AHA Annual Meeting Recap

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Read complete coverage of the AHA Annual meeting, including news from top AHA leaders, federal lawmakers, government officials and more. 

Experts air proposals to rein in rising prescription drug prices

 A panel of health care pharmaceutical experts offered a range of approaches to help rein in what all... read more

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

Urban League CEO commends hospitals for leadership on health equity

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Marc MorialEliminating disparities in care is the “next frontier” in the transformation of America’s health care, National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial today told AHA members, commending the association “for developing concrete steps to guide each and every one of you in the work you do in our... read more

Topics: Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: Community health, equity

Ending Health Care Disparities

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April is National Minority Health Month and a good time to focus on improving access to quality health care for diverse communities. But hospitals and health systems should always be examining how well we’re meeting the health needs of everyone in the communities we serve. Increasing awareness is critical... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: equity

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