Health Equity Case Studies


Meritus Health’s commitment to eliminating disparities and inequities within the community it serves has earned the health system national recognition, being awarded with AHA's 2023 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award in the Transforming category.
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) was awarded the American Hospital Association’s Equity of Care Award in the Emerging category. Hospitals and health systems in the Emerging category are recognized for leveraging AHA’s Health Equity Roadmap to dismantle structural barriers in the communities they serve.
Monument Health Rapid City Hospital’s excellence in using quantitative and qualitative data to address disparities and improve patient health quality resulted in the organization winning AHA’s 2023 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award in the Small/Rural Hospital Excellence category.
Behavioral health integration often improves patient outcomes, enhances patient and provider satisfaction, and lowers costs — otherwise known as the Triple Aim of health care reform.
Sinai Chicago comprises a network of four hospitals, more than 15 community clinics, a community institute, and a nationally recognized research institute that all serve communities on Chicago's West and Southwest sides.
Mount Sinai Health System’s exemplary display of leadership through its health equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives resulted in winning the AHA’s 2022 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award.
University Health (UH), formerly known as Truman Medical Centers, is the non-profit successor to the public hospitals of Kansas City, Missouri, and Jackson County, Missouri. With two acute care hospitals and more than 70 primary and specialty clinics, University Health employs more than 4,500 highly trained individuals.
St. Barnabas Hospital was founded as the Home for the Incurables in the Bronx in 1866 to care for chronically ill individuals who lived in New York City. Now known as the SBH Health System, it is committed to improving the health and wellness of its community and is dedicated to providing the highest quality care in a compassionate, comprehensive, and safe environment where patients always come first, regardless of their ability to pay.
NYC Health + Hospitals (NYC H+H) is the largest municipal health care system in the United States and a proud metropolitan anchor hospital (MAH). NYC H+H provides essential inpatient, outpatient, and home-based services to more than one million New Yorkers annually in more than 70 locations across the city’s five boroughs.
Founded as a nonprofit in 1994, Atrium Health Navicent is the leading provider of health care in Central and South Georgia and is committed to its mission of improving health, elevating hope, and advancing healing—for all.
Boston Medical Center (BMC) is a not-for-profit, 514-bed, academic medical center that is the primary teaching affiliate of the Boston University School of Medicine. It has been driven by a commitment to care for all people, regardless of their ability to pay, providing not only traditional medical care but also programs and services to enhance patients’ overall health.
Hospitals and health systems are working to address the societal factors that influence health, including the social needs of their patients, social determinants of health in their communities and the systemic causes that lead to health inequities.
Rising costs and a shortage of health care providers make access to services challenging, especially in rural communities.
Throughout its long history, Cone Health’s mission has been to meet its community’s evolving health care needs, including on the equity, diversity and inclusion front. Today, all its physicians with privileges are required to complete continuing medical education (CME) pertaining to the social and racial influences of health care.
In 2015, Kearny launched the Pioneer Baby program in partnership with KU School of Medicine-Wichita to improve pregnancy and birth outcomes by reducing pregnancy complications, premature births, low- or extremely high-birth weight, and cesarean sections while increasing breastfeeding rates.
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By expanding communication with patients and families throughout the continuum of care, Children’s Wisconsin sees a higher engagement of family caregivers in their children’s health, leading to fewer visits to the ED and a decrease in avoidable readmissions.