Federal campaign to teach bystanders how to aid in bleeding emergencies

AHA News Now

The Obama administration last week launched a public-private campaign to equip the public with knowledge and tools to stop life-threatening bleeding in emergency situations. “Similar to the use of CPR or automatic defibrillators, improving public awareness about how to stop severe bleeding and expanding... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tag: disaster readiness

HHS redesigns website on radiation emergency medical management

AHA News Now

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response and National Library of Medicine have redesigned their website on Radiation Emergency Medical Management. The new site adds behavioral health resources and material for first responders, senior... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physicians, Emergency Preparedness, disaster readiness, leadership, nurses, Behavioral health

Ready to Care

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On Memorial Day, we honor the courageous service of the men and women who paid the ultimate price to defend our freedom. The weekend is also a time to kick off summer with parades and picnics, sun and family fun. While many are making plans for their vacations, the women and men of America’s hospitals... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Emergency Preparedness, Community health, disaster readiness, preparedness

Scripps, Stanford, Harvard medical teams assisting in Nepal earthquake relief

AHA News Now

Medical response teams from Scripps Health, Stanford Medicine and Harvard-affiliated hospitals are among the health care providers assisting in the earthquake relief efforts in Nepal. The 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the Himalayan nation April 25, followed by multiple aftershocks and an avalanche on... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physicians, disaster readiness, nurses, workforce

America's Hospitals: There For You When You Need Us

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Hospitals’ unique role as a 24/7 health care provider is never more critical than during a disaster. Hospitals provide more than just care for the ill and injured – they are centers for relief and recovery, offer food and shelter for those in need, and help patients and communities begin the healing... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: quality, population health, Emergency Preparedness, Community health, Coverage, access, disaster readiness, preparedness

Always There, Ready to Care

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How many facilities in your community are ready to serve you every hour of every day of every week – especially in times of emergency? How many are willing and able to take care of anyone who walks in the door? Your first thought, correctly, might be your local police or fire department. But America’s... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: socioeconomic status, Emergency Preparedness, Coverage, Redefining the H, access, disaster readiness, preparedness

AHA report details challenges threatening hospitals' critical 24/7 role

AHA News Now

The AHA today released a new report detailing the 24/7 role of America’s hospitals and the challenges threatening this essential part of the nation’s health care infrastructure.

Rising demand for emergency care and disaster readiness; a shortage of resources and funding; a move to equalize payment across... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Emergency Preparedness, Community health, disaster readiness, preparedness

America's Hospitals: Always There, 24/7

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The role of hospitals is unique: always there, for all patients, ready to care, from the routine to the catastrophic. But the new report “Always There, Ready to Care,” shows how rising demand, constrained capacity and the erosion of financing to meet community needs are putting this role at risk.

At the... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: site neutral payment, population health, Emergency Preparedness, Medicare, Coverage, Redefining the H, advocacy, Medicaid, disaster readiness, preparedness

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