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Two Essential Women's Leadership Academy alumnae reflect on their experiences in this biennial training program that builds empowered hospital executives.

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The fellowship, based at Harvard University, is designed to prepare physician-leaders to improve health system capacity and promote policies and practices to improve access to care for minority, disadvantaged, and vulnerable populations.

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The new road map recommends policies and practices providers can adopt to promote health equity and eliminate disparities.

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The study finds urban, nonprofit hospitals recognize the role of health disparities in outcomes, but could use greater incentives to make improvements.

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The campaign focuses on improving health equity, while acknowledging that environment and social factors play a large role in determining health outcomes.

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How experts at UChicago Medicine are advancing health equity through their CLAS standards assessment and strategic plan.

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The bill is a step toward expanding Project ECHO, an innovative “hub and spoke” education model created at association member University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.

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The paper includes a framework to achieve health equity, guidance for measuring health equity, and a self-assessment tool for health care organizations.

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Mike King, author of A Spirit of Charity, spoke with America’s Essential Hospitals about reducing health disparities and changing public perceptions.

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MUSC will launch a minority men’s health center to research the most effective methods for integrating, interpreting, and applying determinants of disease risks and outcomes to precision medicine strategies.

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Researchers found significant health disparities between gay men, bisexual men, and bisexual women, compared with men and women who identified as heterosexual.

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Learn now this California hospital researched best practices for sexual orientation and gender identity data collection and used it to create a culture of inclusiveness.

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The agency examined existing research on vulnerable populations to provide strategies for reducing health disparities.

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A web forum series cosponsored by America's Essential Hospitals features a presentation on addressing the key social determinants of health through partnerships.

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The rule carries out Affordable Care Act protections for individuals in federally funded health programs and sets new requirements for supporting people with limited English proficiency.

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Lawmakers are in recess this week following failure of the House to pass a bipartisan budget resolution. Last week, House and Senate committees tackled opioids, disparities, and mental health.

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Lawmakers continue negotiations to respond to the president’s request for $1.9 billion in emergency funding. Also this week, an expert from association member The University of Chicago Medicine will participate in a Capitol Hill forum on minority health disparities.

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The release marks the first time CMS has provided MA beneficiary experience data stratified by race and ethnicity.

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Updated: Annals of Surgery article covering the impact of patient socioeconomic status on operative mortality.

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Hospitals that perform well in quality programs—despite serving high levels of vulnerable patients—invest in health equity, data, collaborative partnerships, patient engagement, and more.

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Four new programs open to providers in various settings to focus on Interdisciplinary research, health policy research, clinical scholars, and culture of health.

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The Essential Hospitals Institute has compiled a compendium of tools that might be useful to essential providers as they pursue health equity goals.

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Hospitals should stratify data and reduce language barriers to improve equity, thought leaders say in new report.

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Thought leaders recommend stratifying data by socioeconomic and other characteristics, and reducing language barriers to improve health care equity.

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The guide focuses on reducing readmissions for racial and ethnic minority groups and is part of the CMS Equity Plan for Improving Quality in Medicare.

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National Academies of Sciences Feb. 4 round table in Washington, DC, will explore population health in the context of racial and ethnic disparities and health equity.

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The proposed rule extends nondiscrimination provisions to individuals based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity. The proposed rule also includes requirements for access for people with disabilities and limited English proficiency.

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The CMS Equity Plan aims to reduce disparities in health care over the next four years for populations including racial and ethnic minorities, sexual and gender minorities, people with disabilities, and people living in rural areas.

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Document, developed by association's policy advisory committee, demonstrates essential hospitals' commitment to and promotion of care equity, and supports risk adjustment for sociodemographic status in certain quality improvement measures

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America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable. Since 1981, America’s Essential Hospitals has initiated, advanced, and preserved programs and policies that help these hospitals ensure access to care. We support members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education.