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Dec 1, 2020
World AIDS Day 2020 is unlike any other as the global COVID-19 pandemic continues. Many living with HIV have questions on whether they are at increased risk of serious health issues. Helpful resource links are included in this blog post.
Nov 24, 2020
Health care isn't something else we do, it is at the heart of everything we do. Health care organizations have many compelling reasons for making health equity a top priority. They include opportunities for providing tremendous value to patients, hospitals and the health care delivery system.
Nov 9, 2020
Native American Heritage Month reminds us about the devastating and disproportionate impact COVID-19 has had on American Indian and Alaskan Native communities. It also presents an opportunity to re-focus efforts to help these communities overcome social and economic obstacles to improve overall health.
Nov 6, 2020 by Robyn Begley and Priya Bathija
There are so many statistics being shared related to maternal mortality in the United States — but what is the real story?
Sep 28, 2020 by Melinda L. Estes, M.D.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought increased attention to the issue of health care disparities. And it’s clear we’ve got a lot of work ahead of us to close the gaps.
Aug 26, 2020
Three hospitals and health systems are recognized for earning 2020 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Awards.
Aug 14, 2020
During National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month in July, the AHA and its Institute for Diversity and Health Equity (IFDHE) developed several new resources to aid hospitals and health systems in reaching out to communities that lack adequate access to mental and behavioral health care.
Aug 10, 2020
Right before the COVID-19 outbreak occurred, AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity (IFDHE) convened more than 65 leaders, trustees and clinicians from rural hospitals across the country at AHA’s annual Rural Conference. We inquired about strategies for health equity in rural communities, as well as these communities’ most common areas of disparity or need.
Jul 29, 2020
In this Spotlight Feature interview, Jean Ricci Goodman, M.D., and Aparna Sharma, M.D., discuss the program’s development and how it’s designed to improve maternal and child health in Loyola’s surrounding communities.
Jul 27, 2020 by Melinda L. Estes, M.D.
COVID-19 has disproportionately affected communities of color throughout the nation, with minorities more likely to be infected and severely impacted by the virus. But its effect is more than physical.