Research Reports

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).