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Health isn’t created by doctors and nurses, but by friendships and families … by good air, food, houses, roads and jobs … by good churches and schools. Because improving health means going beyond hospitals and physicians’ offices, the AHA-affiliated Association for Community Health Improvement (ACHI)... read more

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

The Next Generation of Community Health

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Hospitals and health systems are on a journey that promises to take them to a place where they can improve the lives of thousands of people all at once, not just the health of one patient at a time … where their success in addressing the social determinants of health within the communities they serve will... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: population health, Community health, Redefining the H, clinical integration, care coordination

Hospital offers at-risk youth a grim lesson about gun violence

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As a steward of its community’s health, North Philadelphia’s Temple University Hospital knows it is uniquely positioned to address the public health crisis posed by gun violence. For more than a decade, its “Cradle to Grave” program has given at-risk youth an unflinching look at the effects that guns have... read more

Tags: population health, Community health, members

Community service

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Ken Fawcett, M.D., Spectrum Health’s vice president of Healthier Communities in Grand Rapids, Mich., knows what it takes to build healthier communities. Healthier Communities’ outreach to Western Michigan’s underserved residents is why Spectrum Health has received the 2016 Foster G. McGaw Prize for... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: population health, Community health, access

Ensuring Access in Vulnerable Communities

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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

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: quality care, population health, Community benefit, Community health, Redefining the H, access, care coordination, prevention

New resource available to help hospitals improve behavioral health

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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

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: population health, Community health, Mental health, Behavioral health, clinical integration, care coordination

Did you get your flu shot yet?

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As we swing into the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) reminds us to make our health a priority this season so we don’t give our loved ones the gift of the flu. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created NIVW as a national observance that... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: child health, maternal health, population health, infant health, Community health, prevention

Caring for Our Veterans and Veterans Taking Care of Us All

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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

United Against Flu

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It’s that time of year again. Football season has hit its stride; the leaves are beginning to turn and young ghosts and goblins are anticipating tricking or treating their friends. It’s also the time of year when health care professionals turn their attention to preventing that annual, unwanted visitor,... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: patient safety, population health, Caregivers, prevention

National Mental Health Awareness Month: Care at the right place - the BayCare Behavioral Health story

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When a person  needs behavioral health care, so many questions pop up – who do they turn to, what kind of care do they need, how long it will last, how much it will cost?  These questions can seem overwhelming in such a vulnerable time, but sometimes getting the right care can be as easy as going to your... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: quality care, population health, Community health, access, Mental health, Behavioral health

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