The awards range from $25,000 to $100,000. They will be used to support new programs designed to help the awardees eliminate an identified health care disparity in their local communities and work toward ensuring safe, equitable and high-quality health care for all of their patients. Award funding will be directed to program efforts focused on maternal and child health, pediatric asthma, adult diabetes, breast cancer and geographic disparities, including access to care in rural communities.

Grant recipients are both AHA member hospitals and part of a BCBSIL provider network. The one-year, joint-collaboration grant program was announced in December 2019.

Related News Articles

Headline
To aid hospitals and health systems in identifying health disparity gaps, Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president of the AHA Physician Alliance and interim…
Insights and Analysis
February is Black History Month, a time to honor the rich history, culture and achievements of African Americans and to recommit ourselves to creating a…
Headline
The AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity encourages all hospitals to complete its 2019 Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Survey by the extended…
Insights and Analysis
With 57 million Americans living in rural areas and dependent on the nearest hospital for most of their care needs, it is more important than ever to preserve…
Blog
The economic burden associated with health disparities in the U.S. is estimated at $230 billion. Tackling these disparities requires an all-hands-on-deck…
Blog
Our nation’s lack of health equity has serious implications for our well-being. An individual’s life expectancy can vary by as many as 25 years1 between…