Mar 17, 2017
At a briefing today at the National Press Club, hospital leaders urged Congress to protect health coverage for the most vulnerable as it considers legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
“Our primary concerns are that the bill does not maintain coverage for the more than 22 million... read more
Topics: Access and Coverage, Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: population health, Coverage, advocacy
Nov 30, 2016
The AHA Nov. 29 released a report, “Ensuring Access in Vulnerable Communities,” that offers hospital leaders nine innovative ways to preserve access to essential health services in vulnerable rural and urban communities.
Strategies range from integrating rural hospitals with health clinics in the... read more
Nov 29, 2016
In a report released today, an AHA task force unveiled a set of nine strategies for maintaining access to health care services in vulnerable communities. Comprised of 29 hospital and health system leaders and state hospital association CEOs, the task force held meetings, heard from policymakers and... read more
Oct 18, 2016
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
Oct 4, 2016
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
May 26, 2016
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
Mar 8, 2016
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
Mar 3, 2016
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
Feb 29, 2016
Improving behavioral health is one of the top priorities for hospitals and the communities they serve. A new guide from the AHA’s Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence outlines how hospitals and health systems can address the challenges of integrating physical health with behavioral health, enhance... read more
Nov 11, 2015
America’s hospitals honor the service of our nation’s veterans and work to provide high-quality care for those who have served in the armed forces. Working closely with our partners in the Veterans Administration (VA) health system, hospitals strive to address any unique needs veterans may have because... read more
Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: quality, population health, Caregivers, Mental health, Behavioral health
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