American Hospital Association
#123forEquity Campaign to Eliminate Health Care Disparities
About the Pledge
America’s hospitals and health systems are working hard to ensure that every person in every community receives high-quality, equitable and safe care. To do that, we must eliminate health and health care disparities that continue to exist for far too many racially, ethnically and culturally diverse individuals.
To accelerate progress on these efforts, the AHA in 2015 launched its #123forEquity pledge campaign. It builds on the efforts of the National Call to Action to Eliminate Health Care Disparities – a joint effort of the AHA, American College of Healthcare Executives, Association of American Medical Colleges, Catholic Health Association of the United States and America’s Essential Hospitals – and asks hospital and health system leaders to begin taking action to accelerate progress on the following areas:
- Increasing the collection and use of race, ethnicity, language preference and other socio-demographic data
- Increasing cultural competency training
- Increasing diversity in leadership and governance
Hospitals and health systems also can take the pledge and commit to working on efforts within their organization or in the community related to health equity and diversity and inclusion even if the efforts do not fit clearly under one of the pledge goals listed above.
Haven't taken the pledge? Watch what our members are saying about the #123forEquity pledge.
For more information on the pledge, Click Here for the Pledge to Act Pledge Packet.
For personal assistance with the pledge, please contact Sharon Allen, senior executive director of the Institute for Diversity in Health Management, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (312) 422-3722. For general questions, please email us at email@example.com or call (312) 422-2630.
Recent Blog Entry
Advancing a Culture of Mutual Respect During Polarizing Current Affairs
November 3, 2016
Main Line Health President and CEO Jack Lynch calls on every member of Pennsylvania’s hospital community to remain a steady beacon of strength, kindness, and hope. “Our compassionate, life-saving work transcends political beliefs, violence, and the news of the day for the patients who trust us with their health and healing.” Read more: https://www.haponline.org/Newsroom/Blog-Postings/ID/2042/Advancing-a-Culture-of-Mutual-Respect-a-critical-element-for-a-healing-environment
Strengthening Our Commitment to Health Equity
October 20, 2016
- Congratulations to the 2016 Equity of Care Award Winners!
- Read Six New Case Studies on Diversity in Health Care: Examples from the Field
- Equity of Care is featured as a gatefold in Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine and an ad in Black Enterprise Magazine.
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