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AHA Disparities Toolkit - Frequently Asked Questions

Aug 20, 2020
Read the HRET Disparities Toolkit FAQ.

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.

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.

Disparities Toolkit National Advisory Panel

Nov 16, 2020
Roxanne Andrews, PhD AHRQ Rockville MD

Spotlight: OSF Medical Center Building Better Connections to Improve Health Equity for Breast Cancer Prevention

Mar 24, 2021
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Why Collect Data Using a Uniform Framework

Aug 20, 2020
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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.

A Path to Equity for Rural Health

Aug 10, 2020
Right before the COVID-19 outbreak occurred, AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity (IFDHE) convened more than 65 leaders, trustees and clinicians from rural hospitals across the country at AHA’s annual Rural Conference. We inquired about strategies for health equity in rural communities, as well as these communities’ most common areas of disparity or need.

AHA Disparities Toolkit - How To Use The Data

Aug 20, 2020
Ultimately, hospitals and other health care organizations need to be responsive to the communities they serve. A first step toward accomplishing this goal is understanding who the community is and working collaboratively to address problems and concerns.