WASHINGTON, DC -- HEALTH EQUITY UPDATE NEWS SERVICE™ -- NOVEMBER 26, 2021: The AHA and its Institute for Diversity and Health Equity have extended until 5 p.m. ET on Nov. 30 the deadline for Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award applications. The award recognizes hospitals and health systems that are proactive in advancing diversity, health equity and equitable health care through data, leadership, governance, cultural awareness and community partnerships. Learn more here.
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Leadership is needed to direct resources and programs aimed at reducing health care disparities and increasing diversity in leadership and staff positions. This award honors care systems that have been successful at achieving the following goals:
The AHA Equity of Care award is named in honor of Carolyn Boone Lewis, the first African American and first hospital trustee to chair the AHA board, who was a tireless advocate for equity of care.
- Recognize outstanding efforts among hospitals and care systems to advance equity of care;
- Increase awareness of the National Call to Action to Eliminate Health Care Disparities and its stated goals and milestones to eliminate health care disparities; and
- Spread lessons learned and progress toward health care equity and the promotion of diversity.
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