Health Equity News


Jul 28, 2020
A blog co-authored by Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president of AHA’s Physician Alliance and interim executive lead of AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, and Derek Robinson, M.D., vice president and chief medical officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, highlights the 13 newly announced Illinois-based hospitals who are AHA and BCBSIL’s recipients of health equity grants.
Jul 22, 2020
The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on the COVID-19 pandemic and seniors, which focused on racial health disparities.
Jul 21, 2020
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, shares valuable insights and innovations on bridging gaps of inequities in mental health care for communities in-need.
Jul 20, 2020
The AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois July 20 announced grant program awards to support the work of 13 Illinois hospitals and health care organizations in reducing disparities in health care.
Jul 17, 2020
Raymond Waller, hospital administrator at Ascension Brighton Center for Recovery in Brighton, Mich., and 2020 chair of AHA's Behavioral Health Council, looks at substance use rates, stigma and the lack of Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) behavioral health care providers.
Jul 17, 2020
The AHA, American Medical Association, and American Nurses Association urged Senate leaders to include in the next COVID-19 relief bill provisions to strengthen the federal response for racial and ethnic minority and marginalized communities, which are disproportionately affected by the pandemic.
Jul 16, 2020
Disproportionate rates of COVID-19 illness and death among racial and ethnic minorities likely stem from a higher probability of exposure to the virus at work and at home, according to a study by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality researchers published in Health Affairs.
Jul 15, 2020
To aid hospitals and health systems in identifying health disparity gaps, Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president of the AHA Physician Alliance and interim executive lead of AHA's Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, highlights new race, ethnicity and language (REaL) data resources and tools to help health care providers meet the needs of minority and vulnerable populations in the fight against COVID-19 and beyond.
Jul 10, 2020
The Human Rights Campaign released two news resources that hospitals and health systems can use to provide better care for LGBTQ children and youth.
Jun 23, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services said its Office of Minority Health will partner with the Morehouse School of Medicine to deliver education and resources on the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on racial- and ethnic-minority, rural and socially vulnerable communities.