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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.
Nov 12, 2019 by Julius A. Karash
Three hospitals teamed up with other community groups to implement local interventions that help promote women’s health and reduce infant mortality gaps.
Oct 24, 2019 by Andres Gonzalez
In this AHA Stat Blog, Froedtert Health Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer Andres Gonzalez, a board member at the AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, shares the Milwaukee-based organization’s strategies for enhancing health equity, diversity and inclusion.
Oct 17, 2019 by Robyn Begley
In this AHA Stat blog, Robyn Begley, AHA senior vice president and CEO of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership, discusses how hiring and empowering nurses who reflect the communities they serve can improve quality and the patient experience.
Aug 12, 2019 by Brian Gragnolati
Often quietly and out of the public eye, the vital work of advancing health in America happens on many fronts.
Aug 1, 2019 by Katie Lee
Named the 2019 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award winner, Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Md., continues to make its hospital an open and diverse environment for staff, patients and the community.