IFDHE toolkit supports leadership diversity, governance strategies

A toolkit with strategies for advancing diversity and inclusion in hospitals’ and health systems’ leadership and governance was released this week by the American Hospital Association (AHA)  Institute for Diversity and Health Equity (IFDHE). “Support from organization leaders and governing bodies is imperative in carrying out successful and sustainable diversity and inclusion initiatives,” the toolkit states. “Increasing board diversity and promoting noticeable representation are critical steps to enabling better decision-making; such decisions help deliver better health outcomes for each hospital’s patients and the communities they serve.” The latest IFDHE toolkit is the third in a four-part Health Equity Resource Series. The previous toolkits focused on data collection, validation, stratification and application of patient information to address disparate outcomes, as well as cultural humility and implicit bias training and education. (AHA News article, 6/8/21)