HRSA awards grants for HIV/AIDS care, medications

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The Health Resources and Services Administration this week awarded cities, states and community-based organizations $2.36 billion in fiscal year 2017 grants to support medical and support services, including medications, for people with HIV/AIDS. "The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program plays a critical role in... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tag: chronic conditions

AHA weighs in on Senate Finance workgroup chronic care draft legislation

AHA News

The AHA Nov. 22 commended the Senate Finance Committee Chronic Care Working Group (CCWG) on the release of its recent draft legislation to address the needs of Medicare beneficiaries and recommended further refinements.

“We appreciate the deliberate and thoughtful process undertaken by the CCWG to... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Community health, Coverage, chronic conditions, 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

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

AHA News

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

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