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Oct 21, 2020
In this conversation, Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president of the AHA’s Physician Alliance and interim executive lead for the AHA’s Institute for Diversity an Health Equity, talks with Rita Carreon,
Oct 16, 2020
The fifth in the series featured Dr. Estes talking with Dr.
Oct 16, 2020
Access to potentially life-saving mammograms is more difficult for women who face with social determinants of health such as low-income, lack of transportation or the inability to take time off fro
Sep 28, 2020 by Melinda L. Estes, M.D.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought increased attention to the issue of health care disparities. And it’s clear we’ve got a lot of work ahead of us to close the gaps.
Sep 24, 2020
In this Members in Action podcast featuring maternal and child health efforts, we are speaking with Dr.
Sep 4, 2020
In this podcast, we have Priya Bathija, vice president of Strategic Initiatives at the AHA and Dr.
Aug 26, 2020
Three hospitals and health systems are recognized for earning 2020 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Awards.
Aug 14, 2020
During National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month in July, the AHA and its Institute for Diversity and Health Equity (IFDHE) developed several new resources to aid hospitals and health systems in reaching out to communities that lack adequate access to mental and behavioral health care.
Aug 10, 2020
Right before the COVID-19 outbreak occurred, AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity (IFDHE) convened more than 65 leaders, trustees and clinicians from rural hospitals across the country at AHA’s annual Rural Conference. We inquired about strategies for health equity in rural communities, as well as these communities’ most common areas of disparity or need.
Jul 30, 2020
July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. In this conversation, Lisa Hinton, Senior Health Equity and Value specialist with the AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, speaks with a faith-based organization leader and two health care experts on ways they are broadening their health system’s approaches to improving community access to mental and behavioral health services in the Greater Bronzeville neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side.