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Jul 20, 2022
In this podcast, Priya Bathija, vice president of AHA’s strategic initiatives speaks with globally recognized expert and leader in maternal care, Dr. Neel Shah about the state of maternal health in the U.S, along with how Maven Clinic is supporting Black moms and their families.
Jul 19, 2022 by Crysta Meekins
Black women are three to four times more likely to experience a pregnancy or childbirth-related death than White women. The health and well-being of women on their maternal journey – before, during and after childbirth are critical aspects of equitable health care.
Jul 13, 2022 by Mark Sevilla
This month we celebrate National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, so it is appropriate that we consider the impact of our words as we work to reduce the stigma around mental health issues.
Jun 17, 2022
Dr. Leon D. Caldwell, Senior Director, Health Equity Strategies and Innovation, in the Institute of Diversity and Health Equity at the AHA, sits down with Dr. James Min, CEO and Co-founder of AHA Associate, Cleerly, as well as Dr. Richard Chazal, Senior Cardiologist and Medical Director of the Heart & Vascular Institute at Lee Health System.
Jun 16, 2022 by IFDHE Staff
June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month. This tradition started back in 1969 with the Stonewall Riots – a series of demonstrations that were brought on by the continued mistreatment of LGBTQ+ individuals in New York City.
May 26, 2022 by Priya Bathija
May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. It is an opportunity for us to celebrate the generations of Asian Americans who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental to the country’s future success.
May 26, 2022 by Julie Kim - Senior Program Manager, Health Equity Strategies
“The power of visibility can never be underestimated.” – Margaret Cho.
May 26, 2022 by Bruce Lockwood
The strong work and dedication of the diversity and inclusion team at UnityPoint Health, led by their senior vice president of diversity and inclusion, earned them recognition in PRC’s annual client awards. The health system and its community partners have continued their work to address disparities and social determinants of health.
May 2, 2022 by Wright L. Lassiter III, Chair, American Hospital Association
One priority for hospitals and health systems is advancing diversity, equity and inclusion. The AHA’s next gathering, the Accelerating Health Equity Conference, May 10–12 in Cleveland, will focus on that topic.
Apr 25, 2022
Over the past few years the goal of health equity has moved into our national conversation about health care in a new, bigger and different way.