A New Model for Care Equity

By Jay Bhatt, D.O.

Increasing diversity in health care leadership and eliminating care disparities are critical to ensuring high-quality care for all. The renamed Institute for Diversity and Health Equity has created a new model for the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) continued work on these issues and is engaging broader participation.

The Institute grows out of the former Institute for Diversity in Health Management. The new model will better align with the AHA’s strategic priorities and its Path Forward, which focuses on access, value, partners, well-being and coordination. Now all AHA member hospitals and health systems also will have membership in the Institute, with access to its educational opportunities, tools and resources.

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