As hospitals and health systems tackle these challenges locally, leaders from national health care organizations have come together to create a national call to action to eliminate health care disparities and improve quality of care for each and every patient.
As part of the call to action, these national organizations will collaborate on national improvement efforts and provide hospitals, clinicians and educators the tools needed to address the challenge.
Participating organizations include:
The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE offers its prestigious FACHE® credential, signifying board certification in healthcare management. ACHE's established network of more than 80 chapters provides access to networking, education and career development at the local level. For more information visit www.ache.org
The American Hospital Association (AHA)
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is the national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities. Close to 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and 40,000 individual members come together to form the AHA. Through our representation and advocacy activities, AHA ensures that members' perspectives and needs are heard and addressed in national health policy development, legislative and regulatory debates, and judicial matters. Our advocacy efforts include the legislative and executive branches and include the legislative and regulatory arenas. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. For more information visit www.aha.org
America’s Essential Hospitals
America’s Essential Hospitals, formerly the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (NAPH), is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable. Since 1981, America’s Essential Hospitals has initiated, advanced, and preserved programs and policies that help these hospitals ensure access to care. America’s Essential Hospitals supports members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education.
The association’s more than 200 members are vital to their communities, providing primary care, trauma care, disaster response, health professional training, research, public health programs, and other services. They innovate and adapt to lead the broader health care community toward more effective and efficient care. http://essentialhospitals.org/
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Founded in 1876 and based in Washington, D.C., the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is a not-for-profit association representing all 136 accredited U.S. and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools; nearly 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 62 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and 93 academic and scientific societies. Through these institutions and organizations, the AAMC represents 128,000 faculty members,Â 75,000 medical students, and 110,000 resident physicians. For more information visit https://www.aamc.org
Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA)
Catholic health care organizations are committed to improving the health status of communities and to creating quality health care that works for everyone, especially those most in need. In cities and towns and rural areas throughout the U.S., Catholic health care services are reaching pregnant women, infants and children, homeless people, veterans, disabled persons, people facing life-threatening illnesses, as well as those seeking routine medical care to maintain good health. For more information visit www.chausa.org
The Healthcare Association of New York State
The Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) is the only statewide hospital and continuing care association in New York State, representing 500 non-profit and public hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies, and other health care organizations.For more information visit http://www.hanys.org/
Healthcare Trustees of New York State
Healthcare Trustees of New York State (HTNYS) supports and promotes the advocacy efforts of health care trustees and offers the largest trustee education conference in the nation. HTNYS is an affiliate of the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS). HTNYS serves trustees statewide through a Board of Governors which guides the organizations efforts. Any institution that is a HANYS member is served by HTNYS. For more information visit http://htnys.org/
Iowa Hospital Association
The Iowa Hospital Association is the organization that represents Iowa hospitals and supports them in achieving their missions and goals. For more information visit http://www.ihaonline.org/
The Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions
Dr. Thomas LaVeist, Center Director and Professor, established The Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions (HCHDS) in October 2002 by through a five-year grant from the National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD), of the National Institutes of Health under the Centers of Excellence in Partnerships for Community Outreach, Research on Health Disparities, and Training Program (Project EXPORT). The HCHDS recently received its third 5-year cycle of grant funding. The HCHDS, which has been designated a Center of Excellence in Health Disparities Research, brings together the health research and program development resources of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes (Schools of Public Health, Medicine, and Nursing) to demonstrate the efficacy of public health, social science and medical science in mitigating health disparities. The Center does this through efforts in research, training and community outreach. The Center has a national focus, but much of its work takes place in the local Baltimore community. For more information visit http://www.jhsph.edu/
The National Association of Health Services Executives
The National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) is a non-profit association of Black health care executives founded in 1968 for the purpose of promoting the advancement and development of Black health care leaders, and elevating the quality of health care services rendered to minority and underserved communities. Since its inception, NAHSE has sponsored and participated in local and national programs and projects designed to improve quality, access and availability to health services and to expand educational opportunities in the field of Health Services Administration.
NAHSE's purpose is to ensure greater participation of minority groups in the health field. Its basic objective is to develop and maintain a strong viable national body to more effectively have input in the national health care delivery system. It has provided a vehicle for Blacks to effectively participate in the design, direction and delivery of quality health care to all people.
For more information visit https://netforum.avectra.com/eweb/startpage.aspx?site=nahse