IFDHE envisions a society of oppression-free communities where all individuals reach their highest potential for health.
IFDHE advances health equity, diversity, and inclusion by supporting hospitals, health care organizations, and the patients and communities they serve as a trusted partner by disseminating evidence-informed practices, resources and innovations that lead to sustainable transformation in health care.
With COVID-19 having a disproportionate impact in communities of color, emphasis on improving access to vaccines as they become more widely available and eliminating health care inequities is critical.
It's not too early to consider our Fall Enrichment Program (FEP) opportunities. Candidates of diverse backgrounds with recent graduate degrees can earn 20-week paid internships at major hospitals. The application period is now open for prospective participants and for hospitals looking to host interns and develop future health care leaders.
To support hospitals and health systems starting from different points on their journey to strengthen health equity, the AHA is preparing four new toolkits to share evidence-based practices to inform organizational next steps. Our latest toolkit provides guidance for hospitals and health systems on how to improve diversity and inclusion within their boards of directors.
The American Hospital Association and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) are helping hospitals build greater connections within their communities to ensure safe, equitable and valuable health care options for all patients. See how in our Health Equity Grant Program video.
Inclusion and Diversity
Learn to become an inclusion leader with our Certificate in Diversity Management program
Learn about efforts IFDHE is taking towards health equity
Health Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Dashboard
Health Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Measures for Hospitals and Health System
Session recordings from the 2021 Accelerating Health Equity conference are now available.