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Jul 19, 2022 by Crysta Meekins
The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate among developed nations.
Jun 16, 2022 by IFDHE Staff
June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month. This tradition started back in 1969 with the Stonewall Riots – a series of demonstrations that were brought on by the continued mistreatment of LGBTQ+ individuals in New York City.
May 26, 2022 by Julie Kim - Senior Program Manager, Health Equity Strategies
“The power of visibility can never be underestimated.” – Margaret Cho.
Mar 31, 2022 by Benjamin Wilburn
Each year, health professionals and community organizers team up for National LGBTQ Health Awareness Week, held March 21-25).
Mar 10, 2022 by Leon D. Caldwell, Ph.D. — Senior Director, Health Equity Strategies and Innovation
With the biennial DEI benchmark survey now available through March 15, read AHA’s Leon Caldwell’s blog addressing the hesitancy related to taking the survey, as well as strategies to manage said anxieties. For questions related to your participation in the survey, please contact AHA’s survey support team at surveysupport@aha.org.
Feb 15, 2022 by Joy A. Lewis
February is Black History Month, and this year’s theme – Black Health and Wellness – recognizes medical scholars and health care providers. The theme is especially timely as our nation and health care system continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Aug 6, 2021
The IFDHE's Fall Enrichment Program (FEP) is a paid internship opportunity designed to advance the careers of young health care leaders, strengthen the diverse pipeline of talent and promote diversity and representation within the workforce.
Jun 8, 2021
Each June, LGBTQ people and supporters join together to recognize Pride Month - celebrating history and advocating for continued change. Although Pride is now widely celebrated, it is important to note that the journey to an inclusive Pride is ongoing.
Apr 15, 2021
April is National Minority Health Month. With COVID-19 having a disproportionate impact in communities of color, emphasis on improving access to vaccines as they become more widely available and eliminating health care inequities is critical.