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Chair File: Planning Today for Tomorrow’s Workforce

Oct 12, 2020
We know that prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, demand for health care workers and health care job openings were at record highs. We also know that the pandemic created pressure to quickly ramp up staffing levels and optimize surge capacity, even as the cancellation of non-emergent surgeries caused serious financial challenges for hospitals and health systems.

Shining a light on physician suicide

Sep 17, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic makes working in health care especially exhausting both physically and mentally. These front-line care workers face putting their families and colleagues at risk for exposure to the virus, working extended shift hours and confronting an unimaginable death toll.
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A Path to Equity for Rural Health

Aug 10, 2020
Right before the COVID-19 outbreak occurred, AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity (IFDHE) convened more than 65 leaders, trustees and clinicians from rural hospitals across the country at AHA’s annual Rural Conference. We inquired about strategies for health equity in rural communities, as well as these communities’ most common areas of disparity or need.

Blog: Take time to recharge and disconnect from COVID-19

May 27, 2020
Stepping back from pandemic coverage can reduce health care worker burnout, writes Jeremy Sadlier, director of HR Initiatives at the American Society for Health Care Human Resources Administration. Read more about utilizing HR services and how to de-stress.

Think About Ways to Support our Health Workers

Apr 22, 2020
There are many ways to make the difficult work facing our health care heroes just a little bit easier.

AHA in the news

Apr 22, 2020
AHA featured in numerous media publications.

Year of the Nurse Takes on New Meaning

Apr 21, 2020
When the World Health Assembly designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, they had no idea a pandemic would envelop the world the same year. The convergence of these events is a poignant reminder of nurses’ vital role in caring for patients, comforting families and protecting the health of the community.

AHA’s IFDHE receives grant to build capacity and address drivers of health inequities

Jan 29, 2020
In this AHA Stat Blog, Jay Bhatt, D.O., AHA senior vice president and chief medical officer, discusses a new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant awarded to AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity.

Chair File: Resources for an evolving workforce

Jan 27, 2020
America’s health care workers are a special group of people.

Building the future workforce requires leaders

Dec 18, 2019
Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president of AHA’s Physician Alliance, examines key competencies today’s health care leaders should look for in the next generation of workers.