Health Equity News


Oct 22, 2020
Efforts by Spectrum Health, in Grand Rapids, Mich., to address health disparities in the African American and Latinx communities are yielding strong results.
Oct 22, 2020
AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity talks with Deepa Sheth, M.D., oncologist and assistant professor of radiology at University of Chicago Medicine, about the health system’s innovative strategy to increase breast cancer screening to reduce disparities, supported by a grant from IFDHE and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois.
Oct 19, 2020
On this Institute for Diversity and Health Equity webinar, 2020 AHA Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award honorees share efforts to deliver inclusive, culturally competent care.
Oct 19, 2020
A new analysis by Global Health 50/50, an initiative to advance gender equality in global health, sheds light on sex disparities in COVID-19 deaths.
Oct 16, 2020
In its HRSA 2019-2020 Health Equity Report: Special Feature on Housing and Health Inequalities, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) reported substantial national progress for all Americans—despite the persistence of health inequities—on vital indicators such as life expectancy, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Oct 14, 2020
The AHA, the American Medical Association and American Nurses Association urged President Trump to rescind Executive Order 13950, Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping, arguing that failing to do so “would effectively reverse decades of progress in combating racial inequality.”
Oct 8, 2020
For the latest in her Leadership Rounds series of conversations with hospital and health system leaders from across the nation, AHA Board Chair Melinda Estes, M.D., is joined by Kimberlydawn Wisdom, M.D., senior vice president of community health and equity and chief wellness and diversity officer at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit.
Sep 24, 2020
AHA’s latest Members in Action podcast dives into the importance of promoting race equity to ensure healthy pregnancies, healthy babies and better outcomes for the community in general.
Sep 16, 2020
In this Institute for Diversity and Health Equity webinar, Ryan De Souza, associate director at FSG, and Kate Sommerfeld, president of the Social Determinants of Health Institute at Toledo-based ProMedica, share insights and case examples on the business case for advancing racial equity through community-based, multisector partnerships.
Sep 15, 2020
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found that Hispanic, Black and American Indian/Alaskan Native persons under the age 21 disproportionately accounted for most COVID-19-related deaths in this age category.