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Dec 20, 2018 by Jay Bhatt
Last week’s Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care brought together individuals across the health care system for a conversation to accelerate, amplify and take action toward creating a better future. 
Dec 3, 2018 by Nancy Agee
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. 
Nov 8, 2018 by Cynthia Washington
Hospitals are using CHWs to expand access to care and achieve better health outcomes, particularly among underserved communities. 
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.
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 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.”
Apr 23, 2018
AHA Trustee Services – accessible on the AHA’s website at trustees.aha.org – now is the hub for AHA’s trustee education efforts.
Apr 20, 2018 by Rick Pollack
The theme for this year’s National Minority Health Month, “Partnering for Health Equity,” couldn’t be timelier.