Three years ago, the AHA launched the #123forEquity pledge campaign to accelerate progress toward improving health equity, asking hospitals and health systems to take action in three areas: increasing the collection and use of race, ethnicity, language preference and other socio-demographic data; increasing cultural competency training; and increasing diversity in leadership and governance. A fourth area – improving and strengthening community partnerships – was added last year.
Dec 3, 2018 by Nancy Agee
Nov 8, 2018 by Cynthia Washington
Hospitals are using CHWs to expand access to care and achieve better health outcomes, particularly among underserved communities.
Georgia health system shares strategies that helped it on the journey to the AHA Equity of Care AwardNov 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.
Penn Medicine develops ‘first-of-its-kind’ framework for measuring, operationalizing workforce inclusionSep 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.
Diversity Trailblazers Discuss Progress on Efforts to Accelerate Diversity, Inclusion and Health EquityJul 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?