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It makes sense that Election Day and Veterans Day fall so close to one another on the calendar, given that one of our most fundamental American rights – the right to vote and elect our leaders – has been secured for us by the courageous service of our veterans. You can show your deep appreciation for... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Community health, Community Connections, workforce

How one hospital is applying public health interventions in effort to curb gun violence

AHA News

Discovering that people treated for gunshot wounds in your hospital are 21 times more likely to get shot again and wind up back in the hospital is a disturbing statistic. It disturbed Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center and the city of Seattle enough to launch a pilot gun violence-intervention program at... read more

Topics: Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: population health, Community health, Community Connections

AHA-MHA cosponsor community forum on transforming health care landscape

AHA News

The AHA and Maryland Hospital Association today sponsored a forum for Maryland community leaders on the transformation taking place in health care and how providers and community partners can work together to improve the health of their communities. AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack explained the... read more

Tags: Community health, Community Connections

Game app eases young patients' fears

AHA News

The hospital can be a scary place for anyone – especially children. Big machines, doctors in masks, and new places can seem like monsters to kids. 

So St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa has turned to technology to ease its young patients' fears. The hospital has released “UnMonsters,” a free game... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: child health, Community Connections, patient and family engagement

Memorial Hermann's dental care on wheels gives brighter smiles to underserved kids

AHA News

The number one childhood disease isn’t leukemia or allergies or even asthma. It’s dental disease, according to the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation.

It is preventable, but, of course, only if the child sees a dentist. More kids are in Houston because of a partnership between Memorial Hermann... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Community Health
Tags: population health, Community health, Community Connections, Redefining the H

Living its values earns rural hospital the AHA's Living the Vision award

AHA News

CEO Tom Crowley says Saint Elizabeth Medical Center’s efforts to create a culture of wellness throughout rural Wabasha County, Minn., is a way for the 20-bed critical access hospital to achieve its mission and live its values.

“It is a very important part of our ministry,” Crowley says. “It has been... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Community health, Community Connections, awards

South Dallas center hailed as new model of care for fighting diabetes

AHA News

Diabetes has long been health care enemy number one in the South Dallas neighborhood of Frazier, where 60% of residents are unemployed and 33% live below the poverty level. State health statistics reported in 2010 that Frazier residents were nearly three times more likely to die of diabetes than anywhere... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Community Health
Tags: population health, Community health, Community Connections, Redefining the H, awards, care coordination

Long-term investment in depressed community brings positive returns

AHA News

When Bon Secours Hampton Roads (Va.) Health System’s healthy community initiative began in Norfolk’s East Ocean View neighborhood seven years ago, the prospects for reviving this coastal southeastern Virginia community of 4,500 residents seemed bleak.

Once a destination for beach and amusement... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: population health, Community health, Community Connections, awards

Spectrum Health-led partnership gets infants off to a healthier start

AHA News

Community leaders called the 2003 report a wakeup call for Michigan’s Kent County. The county’s Infant Fetal Mortality Review reported an exceptionally high black infant mortality rate: 22.4 deaths per 1,000 births, the highest black infant mortality rate of any municipality in the state.

“That... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tag: Community Connections

Keeping teens from being repeat victims of gunshot, knife wounds

AHA News

Mark Gestring, M.D., a trauma surgeon at the University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medical Center (URMC), was fed up seeing teenagers arrive at the trauma center to be treated for gunshot or knife wounds, only to return weeks or months later with more serious or fatal injuries.

He was fed up, but he didn’t give... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Community health, Community Connections

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