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May 3, 2021
The factors that influence health are present in all aspects of our lives — in our own homes, in our communities and in society as a whole. In theory, this gives each of us the opportunity to improve and maintain our health, with support from hospitals and other providers, community-based organizations, businesses and government agencies.
Apr 5, 2021
We know that a person’s health is influenced more by their social and economic circumstances than by access to medical services. However, making a real difference for people who struggle with social needs remains a significant challenge.
Sep 14, 2020
Flu season soon will be upon us. And this year, it will take place in the middle of our ongoing battle against COVID-19.
Aug 24, 2020
There were 54 million U.S. residents 65 or older in 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The agency projects that number will grow by nearly 30 million (to 84 million) by 2050.
Jun 3, 2020
June 5 is the fourth annual Hospitals Against Violence Hope (#HAVhope) Friday.
Dec 16, 2019
For more than two centuries, our nation’s hospitals and health systems have faithfully provided our citizens with the best possible care. With courage, tremendous skill and compassion, America’s caregivers work tirelessly to heal, comfort, alleviate pain and save lives.
Oct 21, 2019
As we seek innovative ways to improve the health of our communities, it is more important than ever for hospitals and health systems to partner with others.
Sep 23, 2019
We must all prepare ourselves to make care better and friendlier for older adults, and the Age-Friendly Action Community is a great step in that direction.
Jul 22, 2019
Hospitals and health systems recognize that addressing social determinants of health is central to driving value and advancing overall well-being.
Jul 8, 2019
AHA resources can help care teams — and their patients — move beyond the awkwardness to engage in honest communication that can transform lives.