Podcast: SRSLY – youth take charge in tackling substance abuse

AHA News

Project Sticker Shock takes place every October in Chelsea, Mich., to coincide with the high school’s homecoming week.

Students and adult volunteers visit local alcohol retailers with bright green stickers warning about the penalties of supplying alcohol to minors. With the retailers’ permission, they... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tag: Community Connections

Podcast: New Ulm gets to the heart of building a healthier community

AHA News

A small community in Minnesota is making significant strides toward its goal of eliminating heart attacks through an innovative 10-year initiative.

Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm (HONU) Project is a collaboration between New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) – part of Minneapolis-based Allina Health, the... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tag: Community Connections

Podcast: Let's Go! tackles childhood obesity with 5-2-1-0 message

AHA News

About 360 children every year enroll in pre-school, summer-care or after-care programs run by the Sanford-Springvale YMCA in Maine. They follow the 5-2-1-0 message promoted by Let’s Go! – a program of The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

The initiative has made big... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tag: Community Connections

Podcast: Diabetes management program makes FirstHealth an AHA NOVA Award winner

AHA News

Rural Montgomery County in central North Carolina is one of the state’s poorest regions, with more than 23% of residents living below the poverty level and a 12% unemployment rate. Nearly 21% of the county’s 28,000 residents are diabetic – more than double the statewide average.

In 2007, Pinehurst-based... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tag: Community Connections

Podcast: Consider escalating certain appeals from the ALJ

AHA News

Hospitals can play an important role in supporting the AHA’s litigation to compel the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to comply with statutory deadlines for deciding hospitals’ appeals of claim denials.

In December 2013, HHS announced a moratorium on assigning new health care provider... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: RACs

Podcast: AHA board member Gene Woods discusses hospitals' changing brand

AHA News

In this audio podcast, AHA board member Gene Woods, Christus Health’s executive vice president and chief operating officer in Irving, Texas, describes hospitals’ changing brand. To listen, click here

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Triple Aim

Podcast: Veitz says redefining the 'H' is a way of achieving the triple aim of health care

AHA News

Much of the conversation about redefining the “H” – what it means to be a hospital – focuses on the shift in payment systems, observes AHA board member Larry Veitz. But not all hospitals are on the same learning curve and in the same position to make the transition.

“I know the AHA and the board are... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Medicare

Podcast: The challenge of being a 'big tent' organization

AHA News

In this audio podcast, AHA board member John Vassall, M.D., says the AHA’s primary challenge is continuing to serve as a highly effective advocacy organization for a diverse membership in a rapidly changing health care climate. To listen, click here

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy

Podcast: HRET recognizes high-performing HEN hospitals

AHA News

Thirty-three of the hospitals participating in the Health Research & Educational Trust’s (HRET) Hospital Engagement Network – or HEN – are meeting their goals on at least nine of the 10 clinical areas for quality improvement, the AHA research affiliate recently announced.

The HEN project seeks to help... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tag: Hospital Engagement Networks

Podcast: Advocacy on Capitol Hill is AHA's top job, says Steven Rose

AHA News

Hear AHA board member Steven A. Rose, president and CEO of Nanticoke Health Services in Seaford, Del., describe how his hospital and the hospital field are preparing for their future role in health care. To listen, click here

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: advocacy

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