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Why Collect Race, Ethnicity and Primary Language

Aug 20, 2020
A clear need exists to document and improve the quality of care provided to vulnerable populations. Data to track these disparities and develop effective programs to reduce and eliminate them is beneficial.

Are you the next Mount Sinai Health System? Apply for a 2023 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award and find out

Nov 17, 2022
This past July, leaders from hospitals and health systems nationwide gathered for AHA’s Leadership Summit, a celebration of quality in health care and a premiere opportunity for dialogues about how

Supporting Black Women's Maternal Mental Health Journey

Jul 19, 2022
The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate among developed nations.

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Jan 24, 2020
The Institute for Diversity and Health Equity (IFDHE) can help you plan for a more diverse future and provide tools to meet today’s challenges.

In 2022, we were bold. In 2023, we’ll do even more.

Dec 13, 2022
Bold. It’s a small but powerful word to describe the efforts of the Institute of Diversity and Health Equity in 2022.

Illuminating Mental Health Equity in Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

May 26, 2022
“The power of visibility can never be underestimated.” – Margaret Cho.

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Aug 13, 2018
The Institute for Diversity and Health Equity (IFDHE) helps organizations advance health equity and expand leadership opportunities for minorities.

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

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. 

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.