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Health Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Measures for Hospitals and Health System Dashboards

Inequities in health care are widely noted, yielding poorer quality of care and reduced patient safety, and increased costs. The economic burden of racial health inequalities in the United States is estimated to be $230 billion dollars. Identifying disparities in health care and effectively intervening to mitigate the effect of these gaps is key to attainting a society of healthy communities, where all individuals reach their highest potential for health. Hospital and health systems may utilize a dashboard to provide health care leaders with the necessary information on their journey to advance health equity, diversity and inclusion. A basic level health equity, diversity and inclusion dashboard may include measures to model the American Hospital Association 123forEquity Pledge to include the following: race, ethnicity and language preference data collection, stratification and use, cultural competency training, diversity and inclusion in governance and leadership, and community partnerships.

AHA Disparities Toolkit - Visually Impaired Populations

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

AHA Disparities Toolkit - How To Use The Data

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.

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Illuminating Mental Health Equity in Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

“The power of visibility can never be underestimated.” – Margaret Cho.

Supporting Black Women's Maternal Mental Health Journey

The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate among developed nations.

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

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

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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.

Why Collect Data Using a Uniform Framework

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