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

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

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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

2016 AHA award winners honored at Leadership Summit

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The 2016 Health Forum and AHA Leadership Summit, held July 17-19 in San Diego, brought together health care leaders to discuss ways to transform the delivery system for better quality and value; improve alignment between providers, physicians and payers; and achieve greater clinical integration. The... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Access and Coverage, Community Health
Tag: awards

Putting patients first earns Cleveland Clinic the AHA Equity of Care Award

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Cleveland Clinic’s mantra is “patients first,” says Brian Donley, M.D., the health system’s chief of staff. And he says his organization can’t put patients first unless it “understands the needs of our patients and the barriers to getting them the care that they need.”

In Cleveland Clinic’s case, that... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Community Health
Tags: diversity, equity, awards

South Philadelphia's immigrants have a bridge to better health - and life

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Thousands of uninsured Latino and other immigrants in South Philadelphia’s low-income neighborhoods go to Puentes de Salud (Bridges to Health) for health care, wellness – and hope of a better life.

Since 2003, Puentes has provided low-cost primary health care, plus a range of social and educational... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: population health, Community health, Community Connections, Behavioral health, care coordination

House calls for better care, lower cost

AHA News

Peter Boling, M.D., learned 32 years ago that the doctor’s office or hospital isn’t always the best place to treat elderly patients – not when they suffer from chronic illnesses or infirmities that make it a struggle getting out.

In 1984, Boling started doing house calls as part of Virginia Commonwealth... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: Community benefit, Community health, Community Connections, Redefining the H, chronic conditions

Partnerships with states critical to increasing support for AHA's #123forEquity campaign

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By Pete Davis

 

The South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) – like many state, regional and metropolitan hospital associations across the U.S. – is engaged in a number of efforts to encourage support for AHA’s #123forEquity Pledge to Eliminate Health Care Disparities. Those efforts so far have led to... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: population health, Community health, Community Connections, equity, leadership

Mount Carmel's street medicine team brings healing, hope to the homeless

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Nearly every day health care practitioners from Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus, Ohio, practice an outreach effort known as street medicine – or “street med” for short. It’s a combination of direct service to people living in homeless camps around the city and the delivery of medical treatment... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Community Health
Tags: population health, Community health, Community Connections, chronic conditions

URMC's blood pressure advocates improving the community's health

AHA News

By Shellie Byrum

 

People from all walks of life are coming together in Rochester, N.Y., to help their neighbors improve their blood pressure and overall health.

Blood PressureThrough an initial partnership between the Finger Lakes Health System Agency, the Rochester Business Alliance (Rochester’s local chamber of... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Community Health
Tags: Community health, Community Connections, awards

Hospital president describes impact of the Summer Enrichment Program on her career

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By Michelle Gaskill-Hames

 

The Institute for Diversity in Health Management’s (IFD) Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) lays a strong foundation for a career in health care leadership for diverse individuals. It also gives hospitals and health systems access to the next generation of health care leaders... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Community health, diversity, governance

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