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Nov 7, 2018 by Genevieve Diesing
By using its comparative database, deploying community health workers and convening diverse community partnerships, Navicent Health has exemplified what it means to be an equitable organization.
Sep 18, 2018 by Jay Bhatt
AHA Chief Medical Officer Jay Bhatt, D.O. highlights two podcasts from the AHA Physician Alliance series in which Allen Weiss, M.D., president and CEO of NCH Healthcare System in Naples, Fla., and Christine Stabler, M.D., vice president for academic affairs, Lancaster Health in Lancaster, Pa., discuss the importance of partnerships and thinking outside the box in order to improve the health of individuals and communities.
Sep 11, 2018 by Genevieve Diesing
As health care organizations strive to cultivate inclusive workplaces, many could use a comprehensive structure to keep their efforts in check. A ‘first-of-its-kind’ study from the Perelman School of Medicine, which is part of the academic medical center Penn Medicine in Philadelphia, has given way to a taxonomy that other health care leaders can use to do exactly that. 
Aug 16, 2018 by Jay Bhatt, D.O., and Laura Castellanos
To achieve health equity, all of us—hospitals and health systems, allied hospital associations, and local, state and national stakeholders—will need to partner and prioritize the work that improves the health of our communities. 
Aug 9, 2018 by Genevieve Diesing
Also in this weekly roundup of health care news: The University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine offers a template for making your health care organization more inclusive; Henry Ford announces direct-to-employer care contract with GM; and new information about the Amazon/Chase/Berkshire Hathaway startup.
Aug 6, 2018 by Nancy Agee
Join me in congratulating Navicent Health, recipient of the 2018 Equity of Care Award at the AHA Leadership Summit in late July.
Jul 17, 2018 by Genevieve Diesing
Representatives of the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity’s founding members discussed the history of their organizations' early commitments to diversity, present-day work related to inclusion and the future for health equity.
Jul 9, 2018 by Nancy Agee
What does it take to be an effective leader of a hospital or health system?
Jun 29, 2018 by Rick Pollack
We all want to feel included – that we are part of a community that supports and nurtures us.
Jun 18, 2018 by Nancy Agee
Please join me and other AHA leaders at the AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity National Leadership and Education Conference, June 28-29 in Chicago. This year’s theme is “Strengthening Our Roots: Expanding Our Focus in Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity.”