Health Equity News


May 17, 2022
Hospital and health system leaders focused on health equity and/or diversity and inclusion initiatives in their organizations are encouraged to complete the survey.
Apr 19, 2022
Leon Caldwell, AHA’s senior director for health equity strategies and innovation, writes about the current landscape of equity in the field and how the AHA’s Health Equity Roadmap can help.
Mar 10, 2022
AHA and its Institute for Diversity and Health Equity are providing members until March 15 to complete the biennial diversity and health equity benchmark survey, a critical tool for evaluating the state of the field’s efforts to ensure more inclusive and equitable access to quality health care.
Mar 9, 2022
In AHA’s newest Advancing Health podcast, recorded for International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, Priya Bathija, AHA’s vice president of strategic initiatives, talks to journalist and author Anushay Hossain about the health care experience of women, particularly women of color.
Feb 28, 2022
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommends changes to improve fairness, equity, transparency and cost-effectiveness in the U.S. organ transplant system.
Feb 16, 2022
As the AHA reflects on Black History Month, the organization is also considering how its work can increase efforts to advance healthy equity, writes Joy Lewis, AHA’s senior vice president for health equity strategies.
Feb 2, 2022
The Department of Health and Human Services has extended to Feb. 18 the deadline for health care organizations to register for the first phase of its Racial Equity in Postpartum Care Challenge, which will recognize effective programs to address equity in postpartum care for Black and Native women enrolled in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Feb 1, 2022
As part of AHA’s Joining Hands for Greater Impact series, Julia Resnick, AHA director of strategic initiatives, speaks with Lydia Isaac, vice president for health equity and policy at the National Urban League, about vaccine hesitancy among parents and the importance of clear communication and outreach to build vaccine confidence in the Black community.
Jan 21, 2022
A study by University of Chicago researchers reported in Health Affairs reviewed more than 40,000 electronic health record entries over a nearly two-year period from one urban academic medical center and found providers were 2.5 times more likely to use negative patient descriptors in EHRs for Black patients than for white patients.
Jan 19, 2022
The AHA has released “Crucial Conversations on Health Equity: Is Your Board Ready?”, a 20-minute video to help hospital and health system boards advance health equity in their communities.