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Equity of Care: Best Practices for Building Leadership Diversity Programs

This worksheet looks at best practices for building leadership diversity programs through various case studies. Cases vary by career level and touch on topics such as hiring for new roles and diversity committees.

Diversity and Inclusion in Leadership and Governance

This toolkit focuses on developing diversity and inclusion leadership strategies at the board level. It also encourages significant governance changes throughout health care organizations.

June Pride Month Recognizes Progress, As Struggle for Equality Persists

Each June, LGBTQ people and supporters join together to recognize Pride Month - celebrating history and advocating for continued change. Although Pride is now widely celebrated, it is important to note that the journey to an inclusive Pride is ongoing.

Reflecting on IFDHE's History with Fred Hobby

In this conversation, Ogechi Emechebe and Christopher Torres, Senior Communication Specialists at the AHA, are joined by Fred Hobby, former president and CEO of the Institute for Diversity in Health Management, to reflect on his achievements during his time at AHA. Fred also shares critical ways for health equity champions to mobilize and move the field forward.

Paid Internships are Win-Win Opportunities for Students and Hospitals

The IFDHE's Fall Enrichment Program (FEP) is a paid internship opportunity designed to advance the careers of young health care leaders, strengthen the diverse pipeline of talent and promote diversity and representation within the workforce.

2023 Leadership Council

2020 Board of Directors


In a video highlighting Kearny County Hospital’s innovative efforts to attract physicians and improve health equity, Duane Reynolds, president and CEO of AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, and John Supplitt, AHA’s senior director of AHA’s Constituency Sections, join with leaders from the hospital and community to discuss the importance of addressing the unique needs of a rural population.

Fall Enrichment Program (FEP)

Each fall, the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity partners with various hospital and health systems across the country to provide an 18-20 week paid internship opportunity for academically strong, diverse individuals. This opportunity is aimed at students who have completed their health care oriented graduate degree within the last two years. The Fall Enrichment Program (FEP) offers an immersive on-site experience for those who want to become exceptional hospital administrators and health care leaders.

Summer Enrichment Program Intern Information

The Summer Enrichment Program pairs diverse scholars with leading organizations in order to strengthen the pipeline and build the next generation of diverse executives.


America’s hospitals and health systems are working hard to ensure that every person in every community receives high-quality, equitable and safe care. To do that, we must eliminate health and health care disparities that continue to exist for far too many racially, ethnically and culturally diverse individuals.