Diversity Resources Available for Trustees

The latest edition of Trustee Insights, the monthly digital package from the American Hospital Association (AHA), is now available. This month’s issue includes an article about the AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity toolkit outlining four compelling strategies to prioritize health equity and examples of evidence-based practices to inform next steps.

Another resource is the AHA's Trustee Match Program, designed to help hospitals and health systems recruit diverse candidates with the kind of experiences required on the board to meet the organization's current and anticipated needs. In partnership with the National Urban League and UnidosUS, the program provides a vetting process to help identify and appoint community leaders with the competencies and skill sets required to serve in hospital governance roles.

By forming a new talent pool made up of diverse trustee candidates of varying races, ages, orientations, genders, disabilities and more, the AHA helps hospitals and health systems find matches well suited to their organizations.

The expanded website and enhanced monthly e-newsletter of Trustee Insights are available through the AHA Trustee Services webpage. They are free, do not require AHA membership and include articles, tools and webinars. Those interested in subscribing to AHA Trustee Insights may do so online.

For information about MHA trustee resources, contact Erin Steward at the MHA.