Understanding Health Equity

Got about a minute to understand health equity? IFDHE has clear explanations from the experts (1:15)

The concept of health equity and eliminating health care disparities in all communities covers a lot of ground and can be tough to explain. Cultural sensitivities, unconscious biases and language barriers are only a few of the components shaping the core of what health equity reflects. Watch five experts clearly explain the meaning of health equity in just over a minute.

Rural Health Equity

AHA highlights health equity efforts at rural hospital in Kansas (3:34)

In a video highlighting Kearny County Hospital’s innovative efforts to attract physicians and improve health equity, Duane Reynolds, president and CEO of AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, and John Supplitt, AHA’s senior director of AHA’s Constituency Sections, join with leaders from the hospital and community to discuss the importance of addressing the unique needs of a rural population.

For more on this topic, read Rural Health Equity Matters: How one Kansas hospital is addressing its sustainability challenges and advancing health equity by Duane Reynolds.