Beth Greenhouse plants seeds for community's health and wellness

AHA News

Newark (N.J.) Beth Israel Medical Center’s “Beth Greenhouse” is planting the seeds for better health in some of the city’s most food-insecure neighborhoods.

The hospital created an urban garden, farmer’s market and a three-acre hydroponic greenhouse that opened last year as part of its community wellness... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: population health, Community health, Community Connections, Redefining the H

One hospital's prescription for fighting hunger

AHA News

teaching-kitchenOne way Providence Milwaukie (Ore.) Hospital tackles food insecurity and hunger in its community is by writing “prescriptions” for healthy meals and cooking classes.

The hospital last year opened a “community teaching kitchen” and “food pharmacy” on its campus to teach patients how to prepare recipes... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: population health, Community health, prevention

Report calls for national strategy to reduce drug, alcohol and suicide deaths

AHA News Now

More than 1 million Americans died from drug overdoses, alcohol and suicides between 2006 and 2015, and another 1.6 million could die over the next decade if the trend continues, according to a report released today by Trust for America’s Health and Well Being Trust. “Life expectancy in the country... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: population health, Behavioral health, opioids

Housing with Dignity puts homeless on path to stability, better health

AHA News

Tony Price frequently visited the emergency department (ED) at Sacramento, Calif.-based Dignity Health while he was living on the streets. At that time, his diabetes was out of control and he drank heavily.

His life didn’t begin to turn around until he tried to commit suicide and spent a week recovering... read more

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

Dusk to Dawn teaches youth that better decisions can save lives

AHA News

Omaha’s University of Nebraska Medical Center hopes it can change how at-risk youth think about violence by showing them what happens to gunshot victims inside the emergency department.

The medical center last April teamed up with Nebraska Medicine to launch “Dusk to Dawn,” a program designed for 12- to... read more

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

November is National Diabetes Month

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November is National Diabetes Month, and all kinds of events are planned on the local and national levels to bring attention to the burgeoning epidemic. Hospitals and health systems are working with their communities to sponsor screenings, informational sessions, fund-raising walks and healthy-living... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Community Health
Tags: population health, Community health, chronic conditions

AHA, NUL event prepares leaders for hospital board roles

AHA News Now

The AHA and the National Urban League hosted a two-day educational event on “The Role of the Trustee in the Face of Rapidly Changing Trends in Healthcare.” During the event, which took place yesterday and today in New Orleans, NUL Affiliate CEOs received an overview of health care governance, as well as... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: population health, diversity, equity

President declares opioid epidemic a national public health emergency

AHA News Now

President Trump today declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency under federal law, directing executive agencies to use every appropriate emergency authority to fight the opioid crisis. As part of the announcement, the president said his administration will be announcing a new policy... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: population health, Behavioral health, opioids

Hospital-led "Indy HeartBeat" program looks to curb youth violence

AHA News

Hospitals don’t need to be the last link in the violence chain and simply patch up victims, says Dannielle Gilyan, Eskenazi Health’s injury prevention coordinator in Indianapolis, Ind. Like her organization, she says they can work in their communities to prevent people from ever becoming victims of... read more

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

Deadline extended to apply for AHA-AMGA collaborative

AHA News Now

AHA and AMGA members may apply through Oct. 27 to participate in an intensive learning collaborative on managing population health and succeeding in the new Medicare physician payment models. The Clinical Integration: Pathway to Value collaborative is designed to help hospitals and medical groups work... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physicians, population health, Medicare

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