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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.

Fostering an equitable, inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ health

Jun 16, 2022
June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month. This tradition started back in 1969 with the Stonewall Riots – a series of demonstrations that were brought on by the continued mistreatment of LGBTQ+ individuals in New York City.

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. 

Study of U.S. Hospitals Surveys

Resources
Sep 11, 2019
The Institute and the Health Research & Educational Trust conducted the 2015 edition of "Diversity and Disparities: A Benchmark Study of U.S. Hospitals" to learn more about hospitals’ ongoing efforts to address health care disparities and improve diversity management practices.

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.

Stories from the Front Lines

Data & Insights
Apr 1, 2020
 

Leadership and Education Conference

Annual Conference
Oct 2, 2019
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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.

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.