Avera e-CARE's telehealth services work to preserve healthy rural hospitals, communities

AHA News

Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Avera Health’s use of telehealth services illustrates how necessity is the mother of innovation.

The integrated delivery system turned to telehealth 25 years ago to bolster recruitment and retention of physicians in the more rurally remote regions it served.

At the time,... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Community Health
Tags: Community health, Community Connections, Critical Access Hospitals, access, Telehealth, telemedicine

Advancing health equity is part of Henry Ford Health System's deep-rooted community connections

AHA News

The AHA Class of 2019 profiles the women and men who joined the AHA board this year.

 

Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System’s (HFHS) commitment to advancing health equity and fostering diversity is one reason why AHA board member Wright Lassiter III joined the organization as system president in... read more

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

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

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

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

AHA News

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

Hospitals innovating to improve behavioral health

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Hospitals across the country are addressing their communities’ behavioral health needs, often by working with local organizations to coordinate care beyond the walls of a hospital. Examples of these innovative partnerships can be found in AHA’s Community Connections case studies, among AHA award winners... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: Community Connections, Coverage, Mental health, Behavioral health, opioids

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

AHA News

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

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

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

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