Mount Carmel's street medicine team brings healing, hope to the homeless

AHA News

Nearly every day health care practitioners from Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus, Ohio, practice an outreach effort known as street medicine – or “street med” for short. It’s a combination of direct service to people living in homeless camps around the city and the delivery of medical treatment... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Community Health
Tags: population health, Community health, Community Connections, chronic conditions

URMC's blood pressure advocates improving the community's health

AHA News

By Shellie Byrum

 

People from all walks of life are coming together in Rochester, N.Y., to help their neighbors improve their blood pressure and overall health.

Blood PressureThrough an initial partnership between the Finger Lakes Health System Agency, the Rochester Business Alliance (Rochester’s local chamber of... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Community Health
Tags: Community health, Community Connections, awards

Hospital president describes impact of the Summer Enrichment Program on her career

AHA News

By Michelle Gaskill-Hames

 

The Institute for Diversity in Health Management’s (IFD) Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) lays a strong foundation for a career in health care leadership for diverse individuals. It also gives hospitals and health systems access to the next generation of health care leaders... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Community health, diversity, governance

Veterans helping other veterans learn about coverage options

AHA News

The New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) has launched two programs aimed at training veterans to help other veterans navigate the complexities of health care delivery and health insurance.

Veterans will receive instruction on becoming health care navigators – who then will be stationed in high-need... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Coverage

Long Island hospitals gear up for new enrollment effort

AHA News

As a “facilitated enrollment service” provider for the state of New York, the 24-member Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council in Hauppauge has been working to help enroll uninsured Long Island residents in state-run public health insurance programs for more than 15 years.

Its expertise made the council a... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Community Health
Tags: Community health, Enrollment, access

Partners align resources, coordinate services for a healthier Baton Rouge

AHA News

By Shellie Byrum

 

Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden and the city seven years ago embarked on the Mayor’s Healthy City Initiative (MHCI), also known as Healthy BR, a 501(c)3 non-profit organized to communicate, coordinate and collaborate community-wide efforts to pursue better health outcomes for... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Community Health
Tags: population health, Community health, Community Connections, care coordination

Expanding coverage in rural communities means meeting uninsured residents where they live

AHA News

By Shellie Byrum

 

To reach people who need health coverage in isolated areas, you have to meet them where they live.

That’s the central theme behind Wellmont Health System’s outreach strategy for the upcoming open enrollment period that begins Nov. 1.

For the first time this year, the Kingsport,... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: Coverage, access

2015 AHA award winners honored at Leadership Summit

AHA News

The 2015 Health Forum and AHA Leadership Summit, held July 23-25 in San Francisco, brought together health care leaders to discuss ways to transform the delivery system for better quality and value; improve alignment between providers, physicians and payers; and achieve greater clinical integration. The... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Access and Coverage, Community Health
Tag: awards

PA hospitals participate in project to improve care for vets

AHA News

A number of Pennsylvania hospitals have pledged their support for a local initiative designed to improve care for veterans, and the project is receiving significant attention throughout the state and nationally.

As part of the initiative, which was started by the Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council,... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tag: Community health

One-stop shopping for health coverage

AHA News

Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center (SJRMC), part of CHE Trinity Health System, is finding success with its health coverage enrollment efforts by using a unique retail strategy.

Located in northern Indiana in Mishawaka, SJRMC borders Michigan and covers both rural and inner-city populations. As part of... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tag: Coverage

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