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Meet the Grantees

Jul 15, 2020
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Taking Big Steps for Improving Maternal and Child Health

Jul 29, 2020
In this Spotlight Feature interview, Jean Ricci Goodman, M.D., and Aparna Sharma, M.D., discuss the program’s development and how it’s designed to improve maternal and child health in Loyola’s surrounding communities.

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.

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.

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.

Spotlight Feature: Diabetes education through a health equity lens

Aug 26, 2020
Erika Davis, manager of Community Health at Advocate Christ Medical Center’s Southland Region, discusses the programs’ goals for helping patients in surrounding communities.

Spotlight Feature: Catching Breast Cancer Early through Expanded Community Outreach

Nov 2, 2020
In this Spotlight Feature interview, Pamela S. Ganschow, M.D., describes the approach and strategy behind the Cook County Health, Stroger Hospital (bCRISP) initiative and how it’s designed to make a difference.

How to Use the AHA Disparities Toolkit

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

Addressing Health Care Disparities through Race, Ethnicity and Language (REaL) Data

Jun 25, 2020
Addressing Health Care Disparities through Race, Ethnicity and Language (REaL) Data

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.