DALLAS, May 4, 2023 — The American Heart Association, a global force for healthier lives for all, has been recognized as an employer by DiversityInc in three categories: Top Hospitals and Health Systems, Top Companies for Board of Directors and Noteworthy Companies. DiversityInc is a noted source of human capital diversity, equity and inclusion data and insights. The full list is available on DiversityInc’s website.

This annual evaluation recognizes U.S. employers for excellence in promoting workplace fairness through key areas such as talent strategy, supplier diversity practices and philanthropic engagement. Results are derived from survey submissions from employers with at least 750 employees in the United States and evaluated within the context of their own industries on verified policies, practices and procedures.

The nonprofit Association was listed at no. 9 among Top Hospitals and Health Systems, no. 6 among Top Companies for Board of Directors and as one of the Noteworthy Companies.

“The American Heart Association is proud to be recognized by DiversityInc for our strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion,” said Chief Executive Officer Nancy Brown. “It is personally important to me - and to everyone on our team - to ensure a workplace that promotes the health and well-being of all of our employees, and it is absolutely vital to our lifesaving mission.”

For nearly 100 years, the American Heart Association has led the fight against heart disease and stroke and helped families and communities thrive. The Association’s mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, language, sexual orientation, national origin and physical or cognitive abilities. The organization’s leaders, volunteers and staff are committed to ensuring that the Association’s workforce, workplace and mission have a shared impact across America's diverse populations. More information about the Association’s commitment to diversity and inclusion can be found at www.heart.org/diversity.

Other recent recognitions for the Association include Forbes America’s Best Midsize Employer, Certified Age-Friendly Employer and National Organization on Disability Leading Disability Employer.

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About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on heart.orgFacebookTwitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.   

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