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Chair File: Building Partnerships and Healthy Communities

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. 
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To Advance Health Equity, You Must Invest in Communities

Feb 18, 2021
Place-based investment, otherwise known as community investment, helps create the social and physical environments that support community health over the long term. As communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, community investment will be an innovative yet useful strategy for reimagining and rebuilding a more equitable society at a scale that grants alone cannot achieve.
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Community partnerships key to improving access to mental health care

Feb 5, 2021
Community partnerships could address mental health care lack-of-access issues, writes Sean Blair, chief growth officer of ncgCARE, a behavioral health care organization with provider agencies in North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and West Virginia. Learn how to form valuable partnerships and leverage their many benefits using a plan developed by WakeMed Behavioral Health Network as the foundation.
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Using Lessons from the Pandemic to Reimagine Health Care

Jan 14, 2021
Even as we continue to address COVD-19 challenges, let’s consider the experiences of the past year, looking for lessons learned and opportunities for the future. Here are four major areas that changed during the pandemic and are likely to keep transforming health care in the year ahead.
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Chair File: Friday to Focus on Hope and Healing

Jun 3, 2020
June 5 is the fourth annual Hospitals Against Violence Hope (#HAVhope) Friday.
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Blog: Hospitals without behavioral health services can still improve access

May 14, 2020
As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, Bruce Bailey, president and CEO of Tidelands Health based in Georgetown, S.C., talks about how hospitals and health systems without inpatient behavioral health services or onsite mental health clinicians can still address the needs of these patients.
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AHA's HCC creates partnerships, resources and better care

Jan 29, 2020
During the yearlong Hospital Community Cooperative pilot program, 10 hospital and community organization teams achieved 300 sustainable community health improvement outputs and promoted health equity. Learn more about the HCC’s initial success as the program grows in 2020.
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Chairman’s File: Saluting hospital efforts to improve community health

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.
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Attend the March 19-21 ACHI conference to learn strategies to advance well-being and health equity for individuals and communities

Feb 12, 2019
AHA’s Association for Community Health Improvement’s annual conference is a chance for health care leaders to shape population health and equity initiatives from the ground up.
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Perspective: Going for the Gold

Feb 16, 2018
Every day, Olympic-sized talent, dedication and drive are on display at hospitals and health systems across America.