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Transforming the Approach to Health Equity

Mar 9, 2021
For March 2021, some communities are launching the Transgender Month of Action for Healthcare Equality. The month, specifically focused on the health care needs of transgender and gender non-conforming people, aims to address barriers and areas for growth and highlight victories.

Honoring Dedication and Innovation: The 2020 Equity of Care Award Winners

Aug 26, 2020
Three hospitals and health systems are recognized for earning 2020 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Awards.

Thoughts on World AIDS Day 2020 and COVID-19

Dec 1, 2020
World AIDS Day 2020 is unlike any other as the global COVID-19 pandemic continues. Many living with HIV have questions on whether they are at increased risk of serious health issues. Helpful resource links are included in this blog post.

AHA Disparities Toolkit - Visually Impaired Populations

Sep 16, 2020
Individuals who are blind or visually impaired present unique health communications needs as they seek to access and act upon health information.

Health Equity Grant Program

Jul 14, 2020
Safe, equitable and high quality health care for all is the common goal of an innovative partnership between the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity (IFDHE) and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL). To spread this initiative to support underserved communities throughout Illinois, a new partnership grant program was launched in 2020 to help hospitals and health systems expand services related to maternal and child health, pediatric asthma, adult diabetes, breast cancer and geographic disparities, including access to care in rural communities.

Spotlight Feature: Identifying and Eliminating Racial Disparities in Maternal and Child Health

Jan 22, 2021
In this month’s Spotlight Feature interview, Kari Beth Watts, D.O. at UnityPoint Health, elaborates about the program’s roots and goals to improve overall maternal and child health.

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Jan 24, 2020

AHA Disparities Toolkit - Frequently Asked Questions

Aug 20, 2020
Read the HRET Disparities Toolkit FAQ.

Summer Enrichment Program Spotlight

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Apr 21, 2020
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Spotlight Feature: Listening to Your Community’s Health Care Needs to Ensure a Brighter Future

Sep 22, 2020
In this Spotlight Feature interview, Haley Urish, RN and patient care coordinator at Passavant along with Sarah Karraker, LCSW and Passavant’s manager of quality safety & operations improvement, discuss program goals for helping the youngest patients in the hospital’s surrounding community.