Regional One Health's positive alternatives to youth violence

AHA News

Elgin-TunstallRegional One Health in Memphis, Tenn., is showing young victims of knife and gunshot wounds that there are ways to escape the cycle of violence.

The hospital’s Rx for Change violence-intervention program promotes positive alternatives to violence by helping young patients get jobs, training and continued... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: population health, Community benefit, Community health, Community Connections

Become a donor and promote the gift of hope in April and throughout the year

AHA News

April is National Donate Life Month, when the AHA encourages everyone to consider becoming organ, eye and tissue donors.

The AHA every year joins Donate Life America and others in supporting National Donate Life Month. We hope you will join the association in supporting this nationwide campaign. 

Nearly... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: quality care, patient safety, Community benefit, Community health

Owensboro Health's annual grants help community initiatives to grow and thrive

AHA News

In the fall of 2011, Jason Crandall, an assistant professor at Owensboro’s Kentucky Wesleyan College, told students in his exercise trainers’ class to start a program for seniors at a local retirement home. The students made flyers, but no one showed up.

The exercising program was competing with – and... read more

Topics: Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: Community benefit, Community health, Community Connections, access

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

AHA NOVA Award winner Activate Whittier harnesses power of community collaboration

AHA News

Real change is happening in the city of Whittier, Calif., thanks to a health and wellness initiative that’s both for and powered by the community.

Located 12 miles southeast of Los Angeles, Whittier has one of the highest rates of poverty, obesity and diabetes in Los Angeles County. The city has... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Community benefit, Community health, Community Connections

Trinity Health video tells story of expanded coverage

AHA News

Trinity Health has put together a “Coverage Expansion Success” video to capture the past two years of the organization’s work in supporting the expansion of Medicaid coverage and assisting with enrollment through the health insurance marketplace provided under the Affordable Care Act. The large Catholic... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: Community benefit, Community health, Coverage, access

IRS releases final Section 501(r) regulations for tax-exempt hospitals

AHA News

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Dec. 29 released a final rule implementing requirements for tax-exempt hospitals under Section 501(r) of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The final rule, which was published in the Dec. 31 Federal Register, mirrors much of the proposed rule’s requirements for charitable... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Community benefit

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