AHA invites National Hospital Week video/photo submissions

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As National Hospital Week approaches, the AHA invites member hospitals to submit mobile videos or photos highlighting the important role hospitals play in their communities. AHA will share the videos and photos through its social media platforms and AdvancingHealthinAmerica.org website during the May 7-13... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Community health

Bill extending Veterans Choice Program signed into law

AHA News Now

President Trump today signed legislation (S. 544) extending the Veterans Choice Program, which was set to expire in August. The legislation allows the program to access nearly $1 billion remaining from its initial emergency appropriation, makes the Department of Veterans Affairs the primary payer under... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Community health, access

New AHA Hospitals Against Violence resource available

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In a new podcast hosted by AHA’s Physician Leadership Forum and Hospitals Against Violence initiative, the director of the employee assistance program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston discusses the organization’s multidisciplinary response team for responding to threats of... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Community health

Reminder: Free AHA webinar April 26 on hospital-led effort to combat violence

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The AHA’s Hospitals Against Violence initiative will host an April 26 webinar on a hospital-led effort to prevent violence in Chicago. Rebecca Levin, strategic director of the Injury Prevention and Research Center at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, will share lessons learned from the... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Community health, prevention

CDC issues guidance for managing occupational exposures to Zika virus in health care

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week issued guidance for managing occupational exposures to Zika virus for health care personnel. The document provides guidance for facilities to determine when health care personnel should be tested for Zika virus infection following an occupational... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: physicians, maternal health, population health, infant health, Community health, nurses, preparedness, workforce, prevention, Zika

'Wraparound' support stops revolving door of violent injuries

AHA News

WraparoundDarius Irvin grew up in violent neighborhoods in Oakland and San Francisco. Nearly three years ago, he was rushed to the San Francisco General Hospital’s emergency department with nine gunshot wounds.

Irvin survived what was his third shooting in a little more than three years. He still visits the... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: population health, Community health, Community Connections, Behavioral health, chronic conditions

Free AHA webinar April 26 on hospital-led effort to combat violence

AHA News Now

The AHA’s Hospitals Against Violence initiative will host an April 26 webinar on a hospital-led effort to prevent violence in Chicago. Rebecca Levin, strategic director of the Injury Prevention and Research Center at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, will share lessons learned from the... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Community health, advocacy, prevention

Congress passes bill extending Veterans Choice Program

AHA News Now

The House of Representatives today approved legislation (S. 544) extending the Veterans Choice Program. The program was set to expire Aug. 7. The bill, approved by the Senate Monday, now goes to the president for his signature. Among other provisions, the legislation allows the program to access nearly $1... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Community health, access

Reminder: Organizations invited to apply for 2017 Foster G. McGaw Prize

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The AHA, along with Baxter International Foundation and the Health Research & Educational Trust, is accepting applications through April 7 for the 2017 Foster G. McGaw Prize. The prize honors health care organizations that have demonstrated exceptional commitment to community service. Applicants should... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Community benefit, Community health

ACHI releases enhanced community health assessment toolkit

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The AHA’s Association for Community Health Improvement has updated its Community Health Assessment Toolkit to offer a nine-step pathway to a robust and community-engaged health assessment process. All nonprofit hospitals complete community health needs assessments every three years, a systematic process... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Community benefit, Community health

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