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Podcasts on Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Advancing Health Equity Through Research & Science

In this conversation, Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president of the AHA’s Physician Alliance and interim executive lead for the AHA’s Institute for Diversity an Health Equity, talks with Essa Mohamed, PhD, Class of 2020 Bush Foundation Fellow and NIH Fellow at Mayo Clinic’s Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, about ways to advance health equity and reduce health care disparities through research and clinical trials. We’ll learn about the impact of community based participatory research and strategies to engage the community in hospital and health systems research goals.

Boards Addressing Social Needs

Hospital and health system trustees are promoting value in their communities by tackling societal factors that influence the health and well-being of their communities. Joining Priya Bathija, AHA’s vice president of Strategic Initiatives, are three trustees, Bill Menner, Chair at UnityPoint Health, Grinnell Regional Medical Center; and Trustee at UnityPoint Des Moines, Dr. Winfred Parnell, Chairman at Parkland Health & Hospital; and Carolyn F. Scanlan, Vice Chair at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health and Trustee at Penn Medicine. In this two-part podcast, these trustees will discuss how their boards have made community health a strategic priority for their organizations, and how they prioritize, collaborate, measure and fund these important efforts in partnership with community stakeholders.

Tackling Health Equity: A Two-Part Podcast for Trustees

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. They review the kinds of data that should be included in board reports and dashboards to improve visibility of the issues of inequity. They also offer suggestions for navigating difficult conversations about race and privilege, and outline specific steps boards can take on their journey to better understanding and addressing the pernicious inequities that affect our health care delivery systems nationwide.