Disparities/Equity of Care

Oct 4, 2022
Hospitals and health systems are working to address the societal factors that influence health, including the social needs of their patients, social determinants of health in their communities and the systemic causes that lead to health inequities.
Sep 30, 2022
The AHA and its Institute for Diversity and Health Equity have revised the criteria for the Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award, for which applications are now being accepted. The award is given annually in recognition of outstanding efforts among hospitals and health care systems to advance…
Sep 26, 2022
A coalition of organizations, including the AHA, urge the Department of Health and Human Services to consider postponing for one year the Oct. 6 deadline for health care providers to begin sharing all electronic protected health information in a designated record set, as defined under HIPAA, to…
Aug 16, 2022
Tune into this Sept 8 educational webinar at 1 p.m. ET for an overview of the Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award, the application process and best practices hospitals should follow to achieve health equity.
Aug 16, 2022
Rising costs and a shortage of health care providers make access to services challenging, especially in rural communities.
Aug 10, 2022
Learn more about the Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award application process and best practices from past winners and honorees. The award recognizes hospitals and health systems that are leveraging the core principals of the AHA’s #123forEquity pledge to achieve a high level of success in…
Jul 20, 2022
In this podcast, Priya Bathija, vice president of AHA’s strategic initiatives speaks with globally recognized expert and leader in maternal care, Dr. Neel Shah about the state of maternal health in the U.S, along with how Maven Clinic is supporting Black moms and their families.
Jul 19, 2022
Black women are three to four times more likely to experience a pregnancy or childbirth-related death than White women. The health and well-being of women on their maternal journey – before, during and after childbirth are critical aspects of equitable health care.
Jul 18, 2022
The AHA Sunday presented the 2022 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award to Mount Sinai Health System, in New York City, for displaying leadership through its health equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives. Novant Health, in Winston-Salem, N.C., and Thomas Jefferson University/Jefferson…