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May 22, 2020 by Rick Pollack
The AHA is working hard to achieve health equity by working with the government to improve data collection to guide policy, and by creating tools and resources to help hospitals and health systems improve health equity in the community.
May 1, 2020 by Elisa Arespacochaga
Hospitals and health systems continue to provide care for our most vulnerable communities by addressing social needs, educating on COVID-19 risks and collaborating with community organizations to expand these efforts beyond their walls, writes Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president of AHA’s Physician Alliance and interim executive lead of AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity. This AHA blog shares new AHA resources addressing the social determinants of health and meeting the needs of vulnerable populations during the pandemic.
Feb 19, 2020 by Jay Bhatt, D.O.
In conjunction with Black History Month, Jay Bhatt, D.O., AHA chief medical officer and senior vice president, highlights AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity resources and activities aimed at addressing disparities in health care.
Feb 12, 2020
With 57 million Americans living in rural areas and dependent on the nearest hospital for most of their care needs, it is more important than ever to preserve the viability of access to care in rural America.
Jan 29, 2020 by Jay Bhatt, D.O.
In this AHA Stat Blog, Jay Bhatt, D.O., AHA senior vice president and chief medical officer, discusses a new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant awarded to AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity.
Dec 17, 2019 by Priya Bathija and Duane Reynolds
Hospitals and health systems are improving the patient experience by understanding implicit bias, preparing for sensitive conversations and addressing other factors that impact this part of the value equation.
Dec 16, 2019 by Jay Bhatt, D.O.
Hospitals and health systems are working every day to improve the patient experience and eliminate health disparities. But this work cannot be done in silos. Achieving health equity requires contributions from all of us – providers, payers, community-based organizations, public health advocates, employers and local, state and federal partners. 
Dec 11, 2019 by Priya Bathija and Duane Reynolds
Hospitals and health systems are improving health outcomes by tackling disparities in their communities, write Priya Bathija, vice president of AHA’s The Value Initiative, and Duane Reynolds, president and CEO of AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity.
Nov 26, 2019 by Priya Bathija
Hospitals and health systems can use data and metrics to guide their strategies on social needs and social determinants, writes Priya Bathija, vice president of AHA’s The Value Initiative.
Nov 12, 2019 by Priya Bathija and Duane Reynolds
Many hospitals and health systems are reducing costs and improving health outcomes by addressing disparities head on, write Priya Bathija, vice president of AHA’s The Value Initiative, and Duane Reynolds, president and CEO of AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity.