Health Equity News


Sep 30, 2022
The AHA and its Institute for Diversity and Health Equity have revised the criteria for the Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award, for which applications are now being accepted. The award is given annually in recognition of outstanding efforts among hospitals and health care systems to advance equity of care to all patients and to share lessons and progress made toward diversity, inclusion and health equity.
Aug 16, 2022
Tune into this Sept 8 educational webinar at 1 p.m. ET for an overview of the Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award, the application process and best practices hospitals should follow to achieve health equity.
Jul 18, 2022
The AHA Sunday presented the 2022 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award to Mount Sinai Health System, in New York City, for displaying leadership through its health equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives. Novant Health, in Winston-Salem, N.C., and Thomas Jefferson University/Jefferson Health, in Philadelphia, were recognized as honorees. LEARN MORE
Jul 7, 2022
Mount Sinai Health System in New York is the 2022 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award winner.
Jun 16, 2022
A new special issue of Health Services Research focuses on how health care organizations can use implementation science and community-engaged research methods to improve population health and reduce care disparities.
Jun 2, 2022
Three eligible institutions can be awarded up to $333,000 each to support research investigating or addressing health care disparities affecting populations including racial and ethnic minority groups, LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities and others.
May 31, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently issued a notice of funding opportunities for collaborations between multisectoral partners to develop implementation-ready social determinants of health accelerator plans.
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.