Health Equity News


Sep 17, 2021
The AHA and its Institute for Diversity and Health Equity are now accepting applications for the 2022 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Awards. The awards recognize hospitals and health systems that are proactive in advancing diversity, health equity and equitable health care through data, leadership, governance, cultural awareness and community partnerships.
Sep 10, 2021
The National Institutes of Health yesterday released a study revealing a 38% increase in the opioid overdose death rate for non-Hispanic Black people in four states during 2018-2019.
Sep 7, 2021
Joy Lewis, AHA’s senior vice president of health equity strategies and executive director of the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, is a guest on InOn Health’s podcast, during which she discusses the role that hospitals and health systems play in striving for health equity, as well as opportunities to eliminate health disparities and AHA’s vision to support its membership in these efforts. 
Sep 1, 2021
The Department of Health and Human Services announced the establishment of an Office of Climate Change and Health Equity.
Aug 17, 2021
The AHA has released its next People Matter, Words Matter poster, which can be downloaded, shared and hung in clinical, office or other care settings.
Aug 13, 2021
Racial and ethnic disparities in U.S. maternal mortality may be larger than previously reported, according to a study published by the American Journal of Public Health.
Aug 6, 2021
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Office of Minority Health have released the Minority Health Social Vulnerability Index, a tool to help emergency response planners and public health officials apply a health equity lens to research, strategic planning, program design and evaluation related to response and recovery for COVID-19 and other public health emergencies.
Aug 5, 2021
Dignity Health Global Education is partnering with CommonSpirit to create a scholarship program to tackle a lack of diversity in health care.
Aug 3, 2021
The Institute for Diversity and Health Equity released its fourth toolkit of the IFDHE Health Equity Resource Series, Community Partnerships: Strategies to Advance Health Equity.
Jul 28, 2021
A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine is confirming the role Medicare plays in decreasing disparities in health care access and coverage in the U.S.