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  • Advancing Education and Building Trust to Address COVID-19 in Communities of Color. One of our priorities is to mitigate COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on Black, Latino, American Indian, Alaska Native and other diverse populations. Right now, such inequities persist in these populations’ access to COVID-19 vaccines, even as vaccines become more widely available. April 15, 2021
  • Advocating for the Asian American Community during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond. While tributes and celebrations are important, for those of us in health care, this month is an opportunity to pause and reflect on this diverse community’s health needs – during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. May 24, 2021
  • Health care leaders discuss unique challenges facing Asian American communities and the path forward,Six prominent health care leaders and advocates for the Asian American community convened May 26 for a virtual panel to diDrupal 8 Mega Menuscuss a variety of issues ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact, burnout in the health care workforce, cultural stereotypes and the rising number of violent attacks against Asian Americans in recent months. May 28, 2021
  • Health Inequities in Black and Underserved Communities: COVID-19 and The Flu, Elisa Arespacochaga, Interim Executive Lead, Institute for Diversity & Health Equity and Vice President, AHA Physician Alliance, talks with Andrea Custis, President and CEO, Urban League of Philadelphia, about health inequities in Black and underserved communities with a focus on the COVID-19 pandemic and the upcoming flu season. Dec 9, 2020
  • Honoring the Significance of Juneteenth. A history-making event that changed the lives of Black Americans more than 150 years ago is now being recognized as a federal holiday. With the stroke of a pen, President Biden signed a bill establishing June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day – commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S. June 21, 2021
  • How health equity impacts outcomes, Health also impacts the economic well-being of our communities. Dec. 11, 2019
  • July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month: Best Practices to Help Diverse Communities. July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. In this conversation, Lisa Hinton, Senior Health Equity and Value specialist with the AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, speaks with a faith-based organization leader and two health care experts on ways they are broadening their health system’s approaches to improving community access to mental and behavioral health services in the Greater Bronzeville neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side. July 30, 2020

Employee Experience

  • A Path to Equity for Rural Health, We inquired about strategies for health equity in rural communities, as well as these communities’ most common areas of disparity or need. Aug. 10, 2020
  • Advancing Equity in Partnership with the Medical Staff.  In this conversation, Darren Henson, Director of Operations with the AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, speaks with Laura Vail, Director, Health Equity at Cone Health and Dr. Alvin Powell, Chief Health Equity Officer at Cone Health. Nov. 5, 2020
  • Advancing Equity in Partnership with the Medical Staff, In this Advancing Health podcast, we look at Cone Health and how it has pioneered educational sessions for its physicians about social and racial influences in health care. Oct. 6, 2020
  • Improving Diversity and Inclusion at the Board Level. The topic of diversity and inclusion in leadership and governance is the focus of the third installment in our Health Equity Resource Series that provides information and compelling strategies to help health care leaders implement changes to advance health equity. June 8, 2021
  • Tackling Health Equity: How Boards Can Do It.   Listen in as Maria Hernandez, Ph.D., president and chief operating officer of Impact4Health, and Karma Bass, senior principal at Via Healthcare Consulting, discuss the health equity challenges that board members can expect to encounter and how best to tackle them. June 26, 2020
  • Transforming the Approach to Health Equity.This year, in conjunction with National LGBTQ Health Awareness Week (March 22- 26), some communities are launching the Transgender Month of Action for Healthcare Equality. March 9, 2021

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