Chapter Advocacy



Thank you for joining us during Global Health Equity Week, an initiative focused on displaying the potential of health information and technology to transform health and support the elimination of health disparities. Connect with global experts and colleagues to discuss ways to increase broadband access to mitigate the digital divide and improve digital health literacy and digital inclusion. Get solutions to help you improve health and wellness for everyone, everywhere.



U.S. Advocacy Campaigns – ACT NOW!

Urge your U.S. Senators to extend key telehealth flexibilities past the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

Urge your Governor and State Medicaid Director to reduce maternal mortality rates through digital health.



Mentorship programs provide critical opportunities and positively impact career and personal development at all stages. HIMSS is working to identify these crucial mentorship programs year-round and highlight the great work your organization provides. Does your organization have a mentorship program? Learn more


Resources & Reports

Global Health Equity Network HIMSSTV Channel Watch here

Morehouse School of Medicine launched a 14-month online Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) program

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HIMSS Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Guide

The HIMSS SDOH Guide is provides the industry with foundational knowledge about how health information and technology integrates social determinants of health into care delivery settings to improve individual and global well-being. Learn more

Maternal Health Resource Page: The HIMSS community is dedicated to the clinical, technical, financial, and ethical digital health approaches & solutions to decreasing maternal mortality and overarching maternal and child health issues.

A Government Relations Roundtable Discussion on Maternal Health

Developing a Digital Tech-Enabled Maternal Health Roundtable Report



Articles, Videos & Podcasts

Dr. Patrice Harris sees the promise, and the peril, of digital health innovation

The former president of the American Medical Association says that development requires clear-eyed conversations about the potential consequences of technology. Read more

The Digital Divide in Healthcare: It’s Not Just Access

How the digital divide can be bridged by considering skills, cultural context and technology. Learn more

Keys to Creating Cultural Competence within Healthcare Organizations

HIMSS Accelerate Health Podcast 

Accelerating Health Equity - Jonathan Kumar CEO of Samaritan

In this episode, Jonathan Kumar, the CEO of Samaritan joins host Kerry Amato and gives us a view of Samaritan's work to help homeless individuals access services. Learn more

Mitigating racial bias in digital health tools

Advancing Health Equity founder and CEO Dr. Uché Blackstock shares strategies for achieving true equity in healthcare. Watch

HIMSS Advocates Extending Telehealth Access for Medicare Beneficiaries in Letter to U.S. Senate