Increasing supplier diversity

A new HPOE Guide,“Increasing Supplier Diversity in Health Care,” provides action steps and case studies for hospitals that are developing supplier diversity programs. The case studies highlight business strategies, results and lessons learned from hospitals and health care systems that have prioritized supplier diversity. By adopting such a program, health care organizations can support minority-owned businesses and communities while obtaining products and services of competitively high quality and value. Hospital leaders who have committed to supplier diversity say that it saves money, benefits the local community and drives innovation. Download the free guide at


#123forEquity pledge

Join more than 800 hospitals that have taken the #123forEquity Pledge to eliminate health care disparities. Creators of the Equity of Care National Call to Action, the American Hospital Association and four national partners are asking hospitals and health care systems to: (1) take the pledge, (2) take action, and )3) tell others. Taking the pledge means making progress in achieving three areas of the Call to Action within 12 months. These areas are increasing the collection of race, ethnicity and language preference data; increasing cultural competency training; and increasing diversity in governance and leadership. To learn more and take the pledge, visit


Population health survey

More than 90 percent of U.S. hospitals are committed to population health, according to a recent nationwide survey. The survey asked officials at hospitals and health care systems about how their population health initiatives are structured; partnerships with community organizations and other hospitals; and the process of assessing community health needs. More than 1,400 hospitals responded. The survey was conducted by the AHA’s Health Research & Educational Trust and the Association for Community Health Improvement, in partnership with the Public Health Institute. To view the slide presentation with complete survey results, visit