Diversity and Inclusion News


Mar 30, 2023
Health care leaders should consider what they can do to create more opportunities for women throughout the field, particularly for women of color, writes Stacy Garrett-Ray, M.D., Ascension’s senior vice president and chief community impact officer.
Mar 1, 2023
For Women’s History Month, we turn the spotlight to a female-led venture capital firm that is out to change women’s lives for the better.
Feb 22, 2023
What can be done to attract, recruit and train more talented young Black men to the practice of medicine?
Feb 3, 2023
AHA and its Institute for Diversity and Health Equity are providing social media assets that hospitals and health systems can use throughout February to highlight Black contributions to health care.
Dec 5, 2022
The latest AHA podcast on leading initiatives to transform care and advance equity looks at Jefferson Health’s success in expanding diversity at the supervisory level, an initiative recognized by AHA’s 2022 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award.
Jan 6, 2022
This article looks at DEI and how it is valued or unvalued in organizations. It is more common for employees who are attempting to do DEI work to be penalized or disregarded. The article offers a the "MERIT" framework to guide leaders in making their employees feel valued to do the work for DEI.
Oct 21, 2021
The Association of University Programs in Health Administration, AHA Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, American College of Healthcare Executives, National Association of Health Services Executives, and National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives announced the Teaching Excellence in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Social Justice Award, which will recognize the work and accomplishments of health care academics working toward diversity, equity and inclusion. 
Aug 5, 2021
Dignity Health Global Education is partnering with CommonSpirit to create a scholarship program to tackle a lack of diversity in health care.
Aug 5, 2021
Robyn Begley, AHA chief nursing officer and senior vice president for workforce and CEO of AHA’s American Organization for Nursing Leadership, participated in a U.S. News and World Report panel discussion on “Developing the Healthcare Workforce of Tomorrow.” 
Jul 13, 2021
The AHA, in conjunction with UnidosUS and the National Urban League, has created a video touting opportunities to participate in its Trustee Match Program.
Jun 21, 2021
As the AHA reflects on Juneteenth, the June 19 federal holiday recognizing the emancipation of enslaved Black Americans, it also considers how we must strive for equity in health care and beyond, writes Joy Lewis, AHA’s senior vice president for health equity strategies.
Jun 10, 2021
A toolkit with strategies for advancing diversity and inclusion in hospitals’ and health systems’ leadership and governance was released this week by the
Jun 8, 2021
The AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity released a toolkit with strategies for advancing diversity and inclusion in hospitals’ and health systems’ leadership and governance.
May 28, 2021
Six health care leaders share key insights during a recent AHA panel discussion on “Advocating for the Asian American Community during COVID-19.”
May 24, 2021
Priya Bathija, AHA’s vice president of strategic initiatives, discusses efforts to better serve the nation’s Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, who have endured particular hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 18, 2021
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May 17, 2021
As part of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, join AHA’s Joining Hands for Greater Impact series, May 26 at 12 p.m. ET, to explore how to address the unique challenges faced by Asian American and Pacific Islander communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 10, 2021
The Department of Health and Human Services will interpret and enforce the Affordable Care Act’s prohibitions on discrimination based on sex to include sexual orientation and gender identity, consistent with the Supreme Court’s 2020 decision in Bostock and Title IX, the agency announced. S
Mar 9, 2021
To advance its efforts and achieve stated broader goals of ending structural racism in biomedical research, NIH has issued a Request for Information focused on best practices to identify opportunities, make recommendations, and develop and implement strategies to eliminate or lessen health disparities and inequities.
Mar 4, 2021
To mitigate higher than usual newborn readmission rates, Saint Anthony Hospital, based in Chicago, began sending at-risk mothers