The State of Health Care Diversity and Disparities: A Benchmarking Study of U.S. Hospitals

Details for the 2017 Benchmarking Survey will be released Summer 2017

2015 Benchmarking Survey

The Institute for Diversity in Health Management and the Health Research & Educational Trust conducted the 2015 edition of "Diversity and Disparities: A Benchmark Study of U.S. Hospitals" to learn more about hospitals’ ongoing efforts to address health care disparities and improve diversity management practices. To view the results, click here. 


All responding hospitals are eligible to receive a custom benchmarking report relating their performance to that of other responding organizations.  To request a customized report or for other general survey inquiries, please contact the Institute at 312-422-2630 or at sallen@aha.org

 

The Institute and HRET are AHA affiliates.

 

2015 High Performing Hospitals

The Institute for Diversity has examined the data from the 2015 Benchmarking Survey and identified 20 U.S. hospital ‘champions’ deserving of recognition for their work with:

According to review criteria established by the Institute, each category represents an essential component of an overall diversity promotion and disparities reduction strategy within a health care setting.

 

Click here to download a PDF listing of the Equity of Care Champions.


2013 Benchmarking Survey

 The Institute for Diversity in Health Management in 2013 commissioned the Health Research & Educational Trust of the AHA to conduct a national survey of hospitals to determine actions that hospitals are taking to in these areas. The survey results highlight that, while more work needs to be done, some progress is being made in key areas that can promote equitable care, such as collecting demographic data, providing cultural competency training and increasing diversity in leadership and governance. The overview provides data to help the health care field focus attention on areas that will have the most impact and establish a benchmark to gauge progress. To view the results, click here

 

2013 High Performing Hospitals

The Institute for Diversity has analyzed the data from the 2013 Benchmarking Survey and identified several U.S. hospitals deserving of recognition for their work with:

Each category was determined by the Institute to be a key component of an overall diversity promotion and disparities reduction strategy.

 

Click here to download a PDF listing of the Best In Class Hospitals.

 

2011 Benchmarking Survey

Click here for more information about the results of the 2011 Benchmarking Survey. You will find a condensed overview of the survey results, as well as a list of high-performing hospitals in categories including diversity in leadership and governance, cultural competency, and addressing disparities/delivering quality care.

 

Downloads

The 2011 Benchmarking Survey Executive Report: "Diversities and Disparities: A Benchmark Study of U.S. Hospitals. (28 pages). Available for download here and in the Institute Resource Center, this report that advancements are being made in key areas that can promote equitable care such as the collection of key demographic data, cultural competency training and the promotion of leadership diversity.

The 2011 Benchmarking Survey Press Release. (4 pages) Released by The Institute for Diversity in Health Management and HRET. A more condensed overview of the 2011 Benchmarking Survey results. Including a list of all of the High Performing Hospitals.

 


2009 Benchmarking Survey

Click here for more information about the results of the 2009 Benchmarking Survey. You will find an Executive Summary of the survey results, as well as several case studies from the survey.

 

2009 Benchmarking Survey Case Studies

In addition to the Executive Summary, we also have compiled data for detailed Case Studies from four of our participating hospitals. These case studies outline some of the solutions that these member hospitals undertook to address diversity issues within their own hospital and the larger community. The Institute for Diversity gratefully thanks the staff of these hospitals for their assistance assembling these valuable and insightful case studies.

Click here to view the Case Study for AnMed Health.

Click here to view the Case Study for Lancaster General Hospital.

Click here to view the Case Study for Sparrow Health.

Click here to view the Case Study for Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island.

Click here to view the Case Study for Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

 

For more information about the Benchmarking Survey, please contact the Institute at 312-422-2630.