The Health Research and Education Trust of the American Hospital Association has published these six case studies describing how hospitals and health systems have implemented principles of diversity and inclusion at their health care organizations.  The health care organizations profiled are CHRISTUS Health, Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, Main Line Health, NYU Lutheran, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, and Rush University Medical Center.

The activities described include recruitment and leadership development for underrepresented minorities in the workforce, employee resource groups, cultural competency training, demographic (race, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation, gender identity) data collection, interpretation and translation services, inclusive dietary and religious support options, and community partnerships to address the social determinants of health.

The publication is part of the Equity of Care initiative, a national call to action by the American College of Healthcare Executives, American Hospital Association, Association of American Medical Colleges, Catholic Health Association of the United States, and America’s Essential Hospitals to eliminate health care disparities.

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