American Hospital Association Launches Health Equity Initiative – HealthLeaders Media – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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The American Hospital Association’s new Health Equity Roadmap provides a model for transformation and resources to make progress.

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has released a Health Equity Roadmap to help the organization’s members make advancements in equity and inclusion.

Health equity has emerged as a pressing issue in U.S. healthcare during the coronavirus pandemic. In particular, there have been COVID-19 health disparities for many racial and ethnic groups that have been at higher risk of getting sick and experiencing relatively high mortality rates.

“The Health Equity Roadmap is a framework to support our member hospitals and health systems in their efforts to become more inclusive and more equitable organizations as we work toward dismantling the structural barriers that exist for some of our patient populations,” says Joy Lewis, MPH, MSW, senior vice president of health equity strategies at AHA.

The AHA’s Health Equity Roadmap has five componen

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