AHA guide offers 'Triple Aim' strategies to improve behavioral health care

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A new report from the AHA’s Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence initiative describes strategies, action steps and examples for hospitals, health systems and community stakeholders working to develop a well-coordinated, accessible, affordable and accountable system for delivering behavioral health care.... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Triple Aim, Behavioral health

Where Miracles Happen


During National Hospital Week, we celebrate the special commitment of each hospital to the community it serves. This year’s theme, “Where Miracles Happen Every Day,” reminds us that we have a special privilege: to help our neighbors achieve, maintain and reclaim their health. Many thanks to the women and... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Access and Coverage, Community Health
Tags: quality care, Triple Aim

Health system shares community health improvement lessons

AHA News

Allegiance Health in Jackson, Mich., is in the “messy middle” of moving from being a provider of “sick care” to a community wellness-based system, says president and CEO Georgia Fojtasek.

She described its “journey of transformation” toward achieving the “Triple Aim” of health care at an AHA Annual... read more

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

Annual meeting briefing looks at innovative approaches to address behavioral health issues

AHA News

Integrate services, diversify programs and collaborate with others in your community to improve care for people suffering from mental health illness or substance abuse, hospital leaders said yesterday at an AHA Annual Membership Meeting briefing on behavioral health care.

Taking place during National... read more

Topics: Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: Triple Aim, Redefining the H

Lighten Up Nashua kicks off fourth year of weight-loss program

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St. Joseph Hospital of Nashua, N.H., this week launched the fourth year of Lighten Up Nashua, a free community online weight-loss program designed to motivate area residents to improve their eating habits and get more exercise.

Since the program began in 2012, more than 18,000 participants have lost more... read more

Topics: Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: quality care, population health, Triple Aim, Redefining the H

Hospitals are collaborating with their communities to improve care, lower cost

AHA News

Hospitals are experimenting with a novel way to improve American health care – they’re treating fewer patients.

Consider Boston Children's Hospital, which recently invested $5.6 million in community health efforts after deciding it could do more to advance kids' health by keeping them out of the... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tag: Triple Aim

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