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Health Equity and Value

Jul 29, 2020
Ensuring that essential, high-quality health care services are available in all communities should not be impacted by socioeconomic conditions, background or merely by your ZIP code. We believe hospitals and health systems have a great opportunity to improve the health of individuals and partner with the communities they serve.

Health Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Measures for Hospitals and Health System Dashboards

Jul 30, 2020
Inequities in health care are widely noted, yielding poorer quality of care and reduced patient safety, and increased costs. The economic burden of racial health inequalities in the United States is estimated to be $230 billion dollars. Identifying disparities in health care and effectively intervening to mitigate the effect of these gaps is key to attainting a society of healthy communities, where all individuals reach their highest potential for health. Hospital and health systems may utilize a dashboard to provide health care leaders with the necessary information on their journey to advance health equity, diversity and inclusion. A basic level health equity, diversity and inclusion dashboard may include measures to model the American Hospital Association 123forEquity Pledge to include the following: race, ethnicity and language preference data collection, stratification and use, cultural competency training, diversity and inclusion in governance and leadership, and community partnerships.

Health Equity Resources

Mar 4, 2021
To support hospitals and health systems starting from different points on their journey to strengthen health equity, the AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity (IFDHE) is preparing four new guidance and resource toolkits to share evidence-based practices to inform organizational next steps. Look for additional IFDHE toolkits to be released throughout 2021.

Health Equity Resource Series: Training and the Culture of Learning

Jan 12, 2022
This toolkit focuses on training and education strategies and approaches to encourage cultural humility and overcome implicit bias.

About the Institute

Other Resources
Aug 13, 2018
The Institute for Diversity and Health Equity (IFDHE) helps organizations advance health equity and expand leadership opportunities for minorities.

Supporting Black Women's Maternal Mental Health Journey

Jul 19, 2022
The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate among developed nations.

AHA Disparities Toolkit - Tools and Resources

Aug 20, 2020
View more helpful resources for collecting race, ethnicity and language data from patients.

Essential Health Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Resources

Aug 25, 2020
By focusing on improving health equity, hospitals can provide tremendous value to patients and the overall health care delivery system.

IFDHE Online Resource Center

Resources
Aug 15, 2018
IFDHE welcomes you to the Online Resource Center.