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Health Equity Grant Program Overview

The American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Institute for Diversity and Health Equity (IFDHE) and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) are committed to eliminating health care disparities by ensuring individuals in every community receive high-quality, equitable and safe care. As a part of this commitment, IFDHE and BCBSIL are co-sponsoring a grant to extend financial support for one year to 13 AHA member hospitals that are part of the BCBSIL provider networks.

Health Equity Grant News

News coverage on health disparity and initiatives to improve health equity in the U.S.

How Advancing Racial Equity Can Create Business Value

This session will explore strategies and internal enabling conditions for hospitals and health systems to advance health equity and simultaneously improve their business performance through an explicit focus on racial equity. Ryan De Souza, Associate Director at FSG, will share insights from the FSG report “Health Care and the Competitive Advantage of Racial Equity: How Advancing Racial Equity Can Create Business Value.” Kate Sommerfeld, President of Social Determinants of Health Institute at ProMedica, a Toledo-based non-profit health care system, will bring the insights to life by sharing ProMedica’s story on how it’s approaching this work. The strategies implemented by ProMedica are rooted in community and multisector partner alignment and help promote racial equity.

Spotlight: Core Value Foundation of Delivering Equitable Maternal Health Care

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Larry Kramer: Pride & Equity

This Pride Month, the LGBTQ community and its allies celebrate with an aching absence — amid shifting cultural and social tides. Larry Kramer, a literary giant and iconoclast who used words printed and spoken as the engines for his long career, died late last month at the age of 84.

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Rural Health Equity Matters

Rural Health Equity Matters How one Kansas hospital is addressing its sustainability challenges and advancing health equity By Duane Reynolds Earlier this summer, I ha

Health Equity Grant Focus Areas

IFDHE has gathered a list of resources about the Health Equity Grant focus areas.