Disparities/Equity of Care

May 19, 2021
Atrium Health, Charlotte, N.C., will receive the 2021 AHA Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award for its outstanding efforts to advance diversity, inclusion and health equity, the AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity announced.
May 11, 2021
The National Academy of Medicine released a report on priorities for the nursing profession over the next decade to meet the needs of the U.S. population and achieve health equity, which range from strengthening nursing education and promoting diversity and equity in nursing education and the…
May 11, 2021
Priya Bathija, vice president of AHA’s Strategic Initiatives, and Robyn Begley, CEO of American Organization for Nursing Leadership and chief nursing officer and senior vice president at the AHA, discuss the role of nurses in achieving health equity, screening for social needs and advocating for…
May 6, 2021
What does it take to become an everyday champion for advancing health equity? How do hospitals and health systems successfully transition from planning to taking action and creating real cultural change? 
May 6, 2021
On May 5, Dr. James Madara, the AMA’s chief executive officer and executive vice president spoke with AHA’s Rick Pollack, president and chief executive officer, about prioritizing medical justice to address health equity, health care post-pandemic and strategies to increase the numbers of people…
May 4, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic’s disproportionate impact on Black Americans, Native American tribes and tribal populations, Latino Americans and other communities of color is generating a renewed focus on advancing health equity.
May 4, 2021
The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) launched a national strategy on April 20 to address racial health disparities, starting with maternal health. This multiyear strategy is built on harnessing data analytics to measure and track disparities and taking programs that work for individual…
Apr 30, 2021
The National Institutes of Health awarded $29 million from the American Rescue Plan Act to support and expand its Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Against COVID-19 Disparities, which conducts community-engaged research and outreach to strengthen COVID-19 vaccine confidence and access, testing…
Apr 29, 2021
AHA has developed a series of podcasts and resources that explore the different ways hospitals, health systems, and community organizations have worked to improve the equitable distribution and access to the COVID-19 vaccine. We also have a series of communication materials that you can use to…