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Diversity & Inclusion

Jul 29, 2020
Diversity, inclusion and cultural competence training are imperative for health care organizations, as the U.S. demographic landscape continues to change. The need to understand these changes and develop sustainable business strategies for success requires leadership to manage the intersection between diversity and health care business strategy. For health care organizations, accomplishing this goal will positively impact patient experience, employee engagement, leadership development, service excellence, as well as safety and quality. Diversity & inclusion, along with community engagement, serve as support pillars for our critical focus on overall health equity. A health care organization with a robust diversity strategy can improve the overall health of their local community by helping to eliminate health disparities and reduce the cost of care.

Recognizing Black History Month and Continuing Our Journey to Equity and Justice

Feb 15, 2022
February is Black History Month, and this year’s theme – Black Health and Wellness – recognizes medical scholars and health care providers. The theme is especially timely as our nation and health care system continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

AHA Disparities Toolkit - Staff Training

Aug 20, 2020
The training should provide information about why it is important to collect these data, how to collect data, and how to answer questions or address concerns from patients.

To Measure or Not to Measure: Overcoming Benchmarking Anxiety

Mar 10, 2022
With the biennial DEI benchmark survey now available through March 15, read AHA’s Leon Caldwell’s blog addressing the hesitancy related to taking the survey, as well as strategies to manage said anxieties. For questions related to your participation in the survey, please contact AHA’s survey support team at surveysupport@aha.org.

Honor, Pride and Opportunities for Greater Health: Turning the Tide in Native American Communities

Nov 9, 2020
Native American Heritage Month reminds us about the devastating and disproportionate impact COVID-19 has had on American Indian and Alaskan Native communities. It also presents an opportunity to re-focus efforts to help these communities overcome social and economic obstacles to improve overall health.

How to Use the AHA Disparities Toolkit

Jul 17, 2020
This section provides information about the Toolkit's design and contents.

Spotlight Feature: Eye-opening Data Sparks Effort to Improve Community Health

Jun 7, 2021
When health care leaders at Riverside Medical Center saw Kankakee County’s latest health needs assessment data, the results weren’t good for the community located just south of Chicago.

The Health Equity Roadmap Health Equity Transformation Model: Literature Overview

Nov 11, 2021
The AHA’s vision is a society of healthy communities where all individuals reach their highest potential for health.

AHA Disparities Toolkit - Informing and Engaging the Community

Aug 20, 2020
Collaboration can help you better align resources with needs, reduce competition, increase effectiveness, and make your results more sustainable.

Addressing Inequities, Multiple Barriers Impacting Health Outcomes

Jun 22, 2021
Helping patients control and manage their diabetes was the goal of a new program launched by UI Health’s Mile Square Health Center, near the University of Illinois at Chicago. The first step was to identify patients who should be targeted for an intervention and then provide the resources and supports needed to keep their diabetes in check while improving their overall health.