- Increasing Supplier Diversity in Health Care - This Equity of Care guide provides action steps and case studies about developing a supplier diversity program.
- America’s Essential Hospitals- Health Equity Principles - These board-approved principles, recently developed by the association’s policy advisory committee, demonstrate essential hospitals’ responsibility to promote equity of care and our commitment to this issue.
- Diversity in the Physician Workforce: Facts & Figures 2014 - Complied by the Association of American Medical Colleges, this report provides detailed statistical information on the demographics and practice patterns of the physician workforce that graduated from U.S. M.D.-granting medical schools as well as trending information for select topics.
- Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services- Advancing Health with CLAS - To help organizations better serve the increasingly diverse U.S. population, the HHS Office of Minority Health has released enhanced National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care.
- Condensed Blueprint for Advancing and Sustaining CLAS Policy and Practice - Compiled by the New Jersey Department of Health Office of Minority and Multicultural Health.
- Holistic Admissions in the Health Professions - This Report from the Urban Universities for HEALTH examines findings from the first nationwide study of the impact and use of holistic review for students pursuing careers in the health professions.
- AHA Health Equity Webcast - Hosted by AHA Executive Vice President Rick Pollack, this June 2014 webcast focused on diversity management and health equity in hospitals and health systems, including best practices from University Hospitals in Cleveland. In addition, the Institute for Diversity in Health Management shared survey results from “Diversity and Disparities: A Benchmarking Study of U.S. Hospital.”
- Exploring Unconscious Bias in Academic Medicine - In this video interview, Dr. Marc Nivet and Howard Ross discuss how and why diversity efforts plateau at institutions, what role unconscious bias plays in these situations, and how to mitigate unconscious bias to increase the success of diversity initiatives. Howard Ross is the Founder & Chief Learning Officer of Cook Ross and author of Reinventing Diversity: Transforming Organizational Community to Strengthen People, Purpose and Performance.
- The Enhanced National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (the National CLAS Standards) - are intended to advance health equity, improve quality, and help eliminate health care disparities by providing a blueprint for individuals and health and health care organizations to implement culturally and linguistically appropriate services. Adoption of these Standards will help advance better health and health care in the United States.
- Journal of Healthcare Management: Increasing Diversity in Governance and Management - The March/April issue of the American College of Healthcare Executives’ Journal of Healthcare Management is the first in a series looking at factors that impact health care disparities. The first is by Thomas C. Dolan, PhD, FACHE, CAE, president and CEO of ACHE and looks at programs in place to promote diversity in governance and management.
- The Role of the Chief Diversity Officer in Academic Health Center - A monograph detailing best practices, competencies and compensation data on CDOs. This was co-authored by AHA's Institute for Diversity in Health Management.
- Diversity in Medical Education: Facts & Figures 2012 - This is the latest n a series of databooks which provides information on race and ethnicity and gender in medical education, as well as medical and health profession pipelines.
- The Income Divide in Health Care: How the Affordable Care Act Will Help Restore Fairness to the U.S. Health System —from The Commonwealth Fund
- Eliminating Health Care Disparities: Implementing the National Call to Action Using Lessons Learned— This guide looks at nine hospitals and health systems and summarizes each organization's key successes toward providing equity in care in one of the three areas: increasing the collection of race, ethnicity, and language preference data, increasing cultural competency training for clinicians and support staff, or increasing diversity in governance and management.
- Caring for Vulnerable Populations — from the American Hospital Association’s Committee on Research
The committee examined emerging hospital-centered practices in effective care coordination for vulnerable populations, focusing the examples on the critical “dual eligible” population - individuals eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.
- Collection of Language Data and Services Provided by Health Plans in the American Journal of Managed Care.
The objective of this study was to describe health plan efforts to collect language data from its members, provide language services, and improve the provision of culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS).
- Achieving Equity in Health —Health Affairs/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Brief Series
- Ensuring Equity: A Post-Reform Framework to Achieve High Performance Health Care for Vulnerable Populations—The Commonwealth Fund