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Apr 14, 2021 by Aisha Syeda
On April 7, the American Hospital Association brought together experts from across the health care field for a national conversation dedicated to maternal health equity. 
Apr 7, 2021 by Priya Bathija
Many of the digital solutions we relied on during the pandemic will remain, making digital health equity, including digital access and literacy, even more important. As hospitals and health systems design and implement digital solutions, it will be imperative to take proactive steps so all individuals have the opportunity to engage with these tools.
Mar 25, 2021 by Mital Patel
A new Market Insights report from the AHA Center for Health Innovation describes how to use data to build new capabilities that improve health outcomes for patients and communities.
Mar 16, 2021 by Joy Lewis
AHA launches the first in a new series of toolkits designed to help hospitals and health systems make progress in advancing their health equity agenda.
Mar 9, 2021
For March 2021, some communities are launching the Transgender Month of Action for Healthcare Equality. The month, specifically focused on the health care needs of transgender and gender non-conforming people, aims to address barriers and areas for growth and highlight victories.
Mar 8, 2021 by Priya Bathija
Today is International Women's Day, a celebration of women’s achievements and a way to raise awareness against bias and take action for equality.
Mar 8, 2021 by Rod Hochman, M.D.
In the 55 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke those words, our nation has made some progress to ensure all individuals have an equal opportunity to reach their healthiest life — but we still have a long way to go.
Feb 22, 2021 by Joy Lewis
Nearly 55 years ago, during the 1966 Medical Committee of Human Rights Convention, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. declared, “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” Although there has been incremental progress toward achieving a more just health care system, Dr. King’s words still ring true today.
Feb 22, 2021 by Rod Hochman, M.D.
Join me on this episode of Leadership Rounds with Consuelo Wilkins, M.D., vice president of health equity at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, based in Nashville.
Feb 19, 2021 by Joy Lewis
With our nation’s COVID-19 vaccine administration rollout underway, policy influencers and advocacy groups are focusing on communities of color that have been disproportionately impacted by the fluctuating pandemic.