Disparities/Equity of Care

Aug 20, 2020
Effective communication for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing is particularly critical in health care where miscommunication may lead to misdiagnosis and improper or delayed treatment.
Aug 20, 2020
Collaboration can help you better align resources with needs, reduce competition, increase effectiveness, and make your results more sustainable.
Aug 20, 2020
The training should provide information about why it is important to collect these data, how to collect data, and how to answer questions or address concerns from patients.
Aug 20, 2020
Ultimately, hospitals and other health care organizations need to be responsive to the communities they serve. A first step toward accomplishing this goal is understanding who the community is and working collaboratively to address problems and concerns.
Aug 20, 2020
We recommend that health care organizations/health plans provide a rationale for why they are asking patients/enrollees for information about their demographic and communications background.
Aug 20, 2020
Recent implementation of the PPACA now mandates certain standards for data collections in all national population health surveys.
Aug 20, 2020
A clear need exists to document and improve the quality of care provided to vulnerable populations. Data to track these disparities and develop effective programs to reduce and eliminate them is beneficial.
Aug 20, 2020
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Aug 14, 2020
During National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month in July, the AHA and its Institute for Diversity and Health Equity (IFDHE) developed several new resources to aid hospitals and health systems in reaching out to communities that lack adequate access to mental and behavioral health care.
Aug 10, 2020
Right before the COVID-19 outbreak occurred, AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity (IFDHE) convened more than 65 leaders, trustees and clinicians from rural hospitals across the country at AHA’s annual Rural Conference. We inquired about strategies for health equity in rural communities,…