• Most providers aren't ready to meet new health equity regulatory requirements

    The majority of healthcare providers and payers are not ready to meet shifting health equity regulatory requirements, according to Ernst & Young's latest report. 
  • Facing the workplace violence epidemic: 3 strategies for staff and patient safety

    Workplace violence is driving healthcare employees and patients away. Learn 3 proven safety strategies here.
  • Dermatologist group rejects DEI rollback

    The American Academy of Dermatology has rejected a proposal to end its diversity, equity and inclusion programs, NBC News reported March 11. 
  • Montefiore study pokes holes in 'Hispanic paradox'

    New research from Montefiore Health System challenges the long-standing "Hispanic paradox," suggesting that economic barriers, rather than inherent health advantages, may be driving better post-surgery outcomes for Hispanic/Latino patients.
  • Dignity Health hospital grants $270K to 3 local nonprofits

    Los Angeles-based Dignity Health-California Hospital Medical Center provided three regional nonprofits with $270,000 in community grants via Dignity's Community Health Improvement Grants program.
  • DEI debate touches dermatologists

    A proposal to overhaul the American Academy of Dermatology's diversity, equity and inclusion program is facing mixed reactions from members, Bloomberg reported Feb. 29.
  • Ascension backs White House mission to end hunger by 2030

    St. Louis-based Ascension became one of 141 participants in the White House Challenge to End Hunger and Build Healthy Communities, an initiative aiming to eradicate hunger, enhance nutrition and boost physical activity levels by 2030.
  • New tool enables health systems to benchmark health equity efforts

    An interactive online tool that enables healthcare organizations and policymakers to benchmark health equity efforts is now live. 
  • ChristianaCare finds superior outcomes in Black patients

    At ChristianaCare, Black patients are receiving stronger outcomes than national averages for hypertension and heart failure care. 
  • Viewpoint: A less-discussed drawback of at-home care

    Hospital-at-home programs can offer significant advantages for both patients and health systems, including lower costs and better outcomes. However, there is a noticeable lack of discussion surrounding health equity issues associated with the care model, Shanina Knighton, PhD, RN, wrote in a Feb. 17 op-ed for Medpage Today.
  • UChicago Medicine unveils center on cancer inequity

    UChicago Medicine has unveiled a new center dedicated to combating inequities in cancer prevention and care delivery. The move comes as cancer incidence rates on Chicago's South Side, where the academic health system's flagship medical center is located, are expected to jump 12% in the next decade. 
  • The patient group that experiences more safety events

    Black and Hispanic children are more likely to experience safety events than white children, a new study found.
  • Scholarship established by CDC Foundation for descendants of Tuskegee study victims

    The CDC Foundation announced the creation of an endowed scholarship specifically to support the descendants of the 625 Black men who were denied syphilis treatment in the Tuskegee, Ala. Study of Untreated Syphilis between 1932 and 1972.
  • NYU Langone, UCLA receive $13M grant for diabetes equity hub

    New York City-based NYU Langone Health, Los Angeles-based UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine, and Montefiore Health System announced a $13 million pledge from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to establish a hub for diabetes equity research, according to a Feb. 6 news release.
  • FDA explores getting more accurate, equitable readings from pulse oximeters

    The FDA is convening a panel of experts to determine a better way to evaluate pulse oximeter readings so that they provide more accurate data for patients of color, the agency announced Feb. 2.
  • Ohio becomes 2nd state to ban gender-affirming care for minors

    Ohio has become the second state in the nation to ban gender-affirming care for minors after lawmakers voted Jan. 24 to override a veto by Gov. Mike DeWine in December, The Washington Post reported.
  • AHA health equity guide for hospital boards

    From board education on health equity to ensuring the development and strengthening of community partnerships, the American Hospital Association released some tips and tricks to help hospital and health system board members prioritize health equity.
  • NYC Health + Hospitals' new approach to connect patients with community resources

    As part of its effort to advance screening for social needs, NYC Health + Hospitals has adopted a new tool into its EMR that connects patients with community resources. 
  • Improving health, lowering costs core goals for 1 healthcare exec in 2024

    Increasing access to care has become a key focus for many healthcare executives in recent years, including Dalton Douglas, vice president of business intelligence and population health at Lone Star Circle of Care.
  • Regulations to support healthcare equity not moving fast enough, 1 hospital exec says

    Although the healthcare industry is constantly evolving to enhance patient care, large-scale changes are still lacking, according to Joyal Pavey, vice president of the advisory group and the John F. Butzer Center for Research & Innovation at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • Montefiore levels up community health worker training

    Bucking the norm, New York City-based Montefiore has opted to directly employ and embed community health workers within its clinical teams to connect patients with social services as part of broader efforts to address social determinants of health. Now, the system is taking this work one step further by ramping up community health worker training. 

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