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Jan 12, 2021
House Ways and Means Committee Democrats released a report on the intersection between health and economic wellbeing and a legislative framework for advancing health and economic equity.
Dec 17, 2020
The AHA announced key leadership appointments to reflect the increasing focus and importance of health equity and workforce in the association’s strategic activities.
Dec 8, 2020
“Achieving health equity is a journey,” write Priya Bathija, AHA vice president of strategic initiatives, and Julia Resnick, senior program manager. To bridge the gap between commitment and action, they discuss AHA’s new resource, Societal Factors that Influence Health: A Framework for Hospitals.
Nov 23, 2020
The National Institutes of Health has awarded about $45 million to expand the research network for its Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics Underserved Populations program.
Nov 17, 2020
The National Institutes of Health will fund six research projects to examine disparities in pregnancy-related complications and deaths among disproportionately affected women, including racial and ethnic minority groups, underprivileged women and those in underserved rural settings.
Nov 13, 2020
Kaufman Hall recently held a virtual health care leadership conference in which Wright Lassiter III, president and CEO of Henry Ford Health System, Eugene Woods, president and CEO of Atrium Health System, and Kendra Smith, managing director, Moody’s Public Finance Group, discussed the key role hospitals and health systems can play in addressing social determinants of health, improving health outcomes for communities of color and fostering conversations to help individuals better understand diverse points of view.
Nov 11, 2020
Join AHA and AVIA for a Health Equity and Diversity Week discussion about addressing health care disparities.
Nov 6, 2020
Join AHA and AVIA Nov. 9-13 for a Health Equity and Diversity Week discussion about addressing health care disparities.
Nov 6, 2020
More than 700 women die from pregnancy- and delivery-related complications every year, with thousands more suffering from severe health problems related to pregnancy, write AHA’s Robyn Begley, R.N., senior vice president and chief nursing officer and CEO of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership, and Priya Bathija, vice president of strategic initiatives, who note that such deaths are disproportionately affecting communities of color due to implicit biases and disparities.
Nov 5, 2020
The latest Advancing Health podcast focuses on advancing health equity through research and science