Health Equity Snapshot: A Toolkit for Action
Our nation’s hospital and health system leaders are uniquely positioned to implement strategies to advance health equity, diversity and inclusion and share those successes broadly. Systemic change entails both awareness and action. Dedicating actions and policies to addressing the social determinants of health, promoting diversity and inclusion, and striving for health equity must include a long-term vision with significant timely milestones.
This report provides a snapshot into the state of health care equity; a discussion guide for leadership teams; and actionable steps hospitals and health systems can take to make a difference. We also developed a resource with measures and tools that can assist your organization in identifying the right equity metrics so that you can measure and track progress in these pivotal areas.
To view the toolkit, click here.
2015 Benchmarking Survey
The Institute and the Health Research & Educational Trust conducted the 2015 edition of "Diversity and Disparities: A Benchmark Study of U.S. Hospitals" to learn more about hospitals’ ongoing efforts to address health care disparities and improve diversity management practices. To view the results, click here.
2015 High Performing Hospitals
The Institute has examined the data from the 2015 Benchmarking Survey and identified 20 U.S. hospital ‘champions’ deserving of recognition for their work with:
- addressing disparities and delivering quality care,
- cultural competency and engaging communities,
- diversity in leadership and governance; and
- diversity management and strengthening the workforce.
According to review criteria established by the Institute, each category represents an essential component of an overall diversity promotion and disparities reduction strategy within a health care setting.
Click here to download a PDF listing of the Equity of Care Champions.
2013 Benchmarking Survey
The Institute in 2013 commissioned the Health Research & Educational Trust of the AHA to conduct a national survey of hospitals to determine actions that hospitals are taking to in these areas. To view the results, click here.
2013 High Performing Hospitals
The Institute has analyzed the data from the 2013 Benchmarking Survey and identified several U.S. hospitals deserving of recognition for their work with:
diversity in leadership and governance
diversity management and strengthening the workforce
cultural competency and engaging communities
addressing disparities and delivering quality care.
Each category was determined by the Institute to be a key component of an overall diversity promotion and disparities reduction strategy.
Click here to download a PDF listing of the Best In Class Hospitals.
2011 Benchmarking Survey
You will find a condensed overview of the survey results, as well as a list of high-performing hospitals in categories including diversity in leadership and governance, cultural competency, and addressing disparities/delivering quality care. To view results, Click here
2011 Benchmarking Survey Resources
The 2011 Benchmarking Survey Press Release. (4 pages). A more condensed overview of the 2011 Benchmarking Survey results released by The Institute and HRET. Includes a list of all of the High Performing Hospitals.
2009 Benchmarking Survey
You will find an Executive Summary of the survey results, as well as several case studies from the survey. To view results, Click here.
All responding hospitals are eligible to receive a custom benchmarking report relating their performance to that of other responding organizations. To request a customized report or for other general survey inquiries, please contact us at 312-422-2630.