By Carmen Smiley & Julie Pursley – One of the single greatest social determinants of health is where a patient lives. It can determine their risk factor for a specific illness or chronic disease, such as asthma, and can also affect much broader measures of well-being and life expectancy.
Building on a shared commitment to eliminating health inequities, the AMA in collaboration with Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Joint Commission announced the creation of a learning network designed to help hospital systems apply an equity lens to all aspects of quality and safety practices—
CMS outlined an action plan that demonstrates the Biden-Harris Administration’s ongoing efforts to provide high-quality, affordable health care for all people, regardless of their background, and to drive health equity across the Department of Health and Human Services.
Driven by its strategic goal to advance equity in the U.S. health innovation sector, the AMA announced an initiative that supports leading industry stakeholders in committing to equitable health innovation opportunities targeted to…
By John Balbus & Christina Baghdikian – When many people think about climate change, they think about far-away places, like the Arctic, and far-away times in the future. But climate change is happening now, and the impacts on people in the United States are real. The face of climate change is a human face.
From the VAntage Point Blog – In this health equity podcast, Lauren Russell, Dr. Johanne Eliacin and Dr. Alicia Cohen discuss the role social factors of health have in influencing Veterans’ health outcomes. Russell is the co-Access Lead for VA New England.
By Members of AHRQ’s National Advisory Council – As vaccines for COVID-19 are being deployed across the country, there is much hope that, Delta variant notwithstanding, we will eventually overcome a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic.
By David Meyers MD, Francis Chesley MD, & Kamila Mistry PhD MPH – We as a country are facing a critical moment in grappling with the legacies of racism and inequality that cut across our society. We at AHRQ are acutely aware of the enduring racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic disparities embedded in our healthcare system.