Institute supports inception of Hospital Community Cooperative

September 28, 2018

The AHA and its Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, in collaboration with the Aetna Foundation, are excited to announce the launch of the Hospital Community Cooperative (HC²). HC² is a national initiative aiming to create a new wave of place-based projects that support community health by building trusting clinical-community partnerships and closing gaps in health equity. HC² challenges 10 AHA member hospitals located in diverse communities across the country to address one or more goals of the AHA's #123forEquity pledge and one or more of the five domains comprising the Aetna Foundation's Cultivating Healthy Communities program to tackle public health issues. “The 2018-19 program is a pilot to help us strengthen our understanding of how to build a meaningful national community of practice for health care organizations that supports the cultivation of strong, sustainable partnerships through local health equity interventions,” said Jay Bhatt, AHA senior vice president and chief medical officer. Read more here.


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