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Ensuring a reliable safety net, one ready to meet the moment in any crisis, means robustly protecting and bolstering the mechanisms and ideals that make the safety net function.

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Essential Insights

Catch up on our Black History Month social media campaign and our year-round work to combat structural racism in health care.

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The Dayton, Ohio, health system has built a valuable partnership with a community organization of Black health care professionals to confront disparities.

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Association member RWJBarnabas Health's food equity challenge encouraged staff and community members to examine the intersection of structural racism, food insecurity, and health outcomes.

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Susan Ehrlich, MD, MPP, past-chair of the association's board, reflects on her personal health equity journey and what she’s learned from essential hospitals.

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In this first white paper of a new series, America's Essential Hospitals discusses the chronic underfunding of Medicaid as a form of structural racism and provides recommendations to ensure the program is an effective tool to improve equity.

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This State Policy Snapshot summarizes how states are working to improve maternal health and equity through Medicaid Section 1115 waivers, provider training, community-based services, and panels to investigate maternal deaths.

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The illustrated guide details quality, population health, and COVID-19 projects recognized for excellence and innovation in the annual Gage Awards program.

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Support peer-to-peer learning by discussing activities and sharing resources focused on community engagement. Upon completing this session, participants will be able to:​ discuss how shared measurement efforts can help address the root causes of inequity, such as structural racism; and​ identify at least one potential strategy to initiate or expand their community engagement on behalf of their organization.

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As our association celebrates its 40th anniversary, we look back on a long legacy of working to ensure equity in health care, especially for those affected by the public health threat of structural racism.

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state-action

This State Policy Snapshot examines the policies and initiatives states are pursuing to dismantle structural racism and achieve health equity. 

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The new interest group will give like-minded professionals opportunities to collaborate and access valuable anti-racism and equity tools and resources.

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The Essential Communities Resource Library now includes strategies to target structural racism as a social determinant of health.

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We applaud Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and his colleagues for recognizing the need to confront the influence of racism on the social determinants of health. Their resolution is part of the solution to achieving greater health equity.

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As we reflect on today’s events, we look ahead to the opportunity to come together as a nation, acknowledge the structural and systemic challenges we still face, and continue the hard but necessary work of building a more just and equitable society.

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CDC Director Rochelle Walensky declared racism a serious public health threat and outlined agency efforts to mitigate the impact of racism on public health. The association applauds Walensky's clear statement on systemic racism.

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America's Essential Hospitals thanks the Biden administration and CDC Director Rochelle Walensky for taking a strong stand on racism as a serious public health threat and for seeking to direct more investments at social determinants of health and mitigating health care disparities.

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Essential hospitals rely heavily on a patchwork of federal financial support and resources to meet their mission. Congress must bolster the individual components that form the fabric of the health care safety net.

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America's Essential Hospitals sent a letter to President Joe Biden and his administration detailing key priorities for essential hospitals, including issues related to structural racism, COVID-19, Medicaid, the 340B Drug Pricing Program, site-neutral payment policies, immigration, and other topics.

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America’s Essential Hospitals applauds President Biden’s swift pledge to fight the COVID-19 pandemic through a national strategy and executive orders.

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In its first letter to President-elect Joseph Biden and his transition team, America's Essential Hospitals noted a desire to work together to stabilize the nation's health care safety net and described several administrative policy priorities and paths of partnership.

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This informational brief describes the impact of structural racism on patients, providers, and communities, as well as what essential hospitals and other organizations are doing to combat structural racism.

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The initiative is expected to produce recommendations that will form the foundation of a comprehensive, member-driven plan of action on structural racism.

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