Forward on the Journey

May 10-12, 2022
Cleveland, Ohio

It’s a fact.

Long-standing health care disparities and inequities have been illuminated and exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Systemic inequities, such as structural racism and economic disadvantages within diverse communities, are preventing individuals – and their communities - from achieving optimal health, leading to avoidable differences in health outcomes.

At the same time, the pandemic has elevated the need for hospitals and community-based organizations to connect, collaborate and take action to directly affect the determinants of health and improve health equity in communities across the country.

AHA's Accelerating Health Equity Conference main ballroom

Welcome to the 2022 Accelerating Health Equity Conference

A time to connect and collaborate to advance community health, well-being, and equity, presented by AHA Community Health Improvement and the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity.

Heather-McGhee

Opening Keynote!

AHA is thrilled to announce that bestselling author and NBC News contributor Heather McGhee will give the opening keynote address at the 2022 Accelerating Health Equity Conference.

In her book, "The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together," McGhee pulls back the curtain on how racism divides and devastates us, while offering a path forward for creating a just and equitable future for all.

Join this renowned economist and commentator for an informed and deeply compassionate discussion on how to make health equity mission-critical, how to engage your organizations and your communities, and how to do it all with joy. It’s an actionable road map every health care and community well-being organization needs to navigate these uncertain and troubling times and, as McGhee notes, one we need to do together.

Thank you to The MetroHealth System for sponsoring this session.

 
 
 
 

Featured Sessions

Dive into our conference agenda with detailed session information.

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Speaking Opportunities

The Call for Content deadline has passed and all speakers have been notified. The full agenda of breakout sessions will be made available in March.

Sponsor Opportunities

The Accelerating Health Equity Conference brings together hospitals, health systems, public health, and community organizations to share considerable expertise, tested tools and resources, and success stories to help the field improve health and well-being for all people. You can support these important endeavors through a sponsorship that will put your organization in front of those leading the way on the journey to improve community health outcomes and advance health equity. Access the sponsor prospectus.

 
 

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