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Chair File: Uniting Against the Flu

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.

Working within Hospitals and Health Systems to Create a Systematic Approach for the Treatment of Mass Violence Victims

Aug 5, 2020
The AHA’s Hospitals Against Violence (HAV) initiative, in partnership with the National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center (NMVVRC), debuts a collection of new resources for hospital and health systems to support victims and communities impacted by mass violence incidents, including a web resource and webinar series.

Chair File: Friday to Focus on Hope and Healing

Jun 3, 2020
June 5 is the fourth annual Hospitals Against Violence Hope (#HAVhope) Friday.

Chair File: Continuing to Care for Those Saving Lives

May 18, 2020
Our just-concluded National Hospital Week provided many great opportunities to express our heartfelt thanks to the remarkable caregivers who continue to minister to COVID-19 patients—and all patients who come through our hospital and health system doors—every day in every community across America.

Perspective: Showing America We’re Here to Care in Every Way, Every Day

May 15, 2020
National Hospital Week 2020 may be coming to a close tomorrow, but our efforts to support America’s health care heroes and their hospitals and health systems are still going strong.

Blog: Protecting Our Health Care Heroes during National Hospital Week

May 13, 2020
This year, National Hospital Week (May 10-16) takes on a special significance. For months, we have watched with awe and gratitude as the 6 million women and men of America’s hospitals and health systems have fought courageously each and every day to protect the health of an entire nation.

Chair File: Recognizing our Health Care Heroes during National Hospital Week

May 11, 2020
Yesterday kicked off National Hospital Week, 2020. Has there ever been a more important and opportune time to observe it?

Local health systems promote healthy behaviors

Feb 27, 2020
Smoking, diabetes and hospital readmission rates fall and exercising and healthy eating increases in communities where hospitals and health systems use effective strategies to encourage healthy behavior changes, writes Nancy Myers, vice president of leadership and system innovation at the AHA Center for Health Innovation.

Perspective: It’s Time to End Human Trafficking

Jan 17, 2020
“Human trafficking exists all around us.” That’s a quote from Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar during his visit to Atlanta this week to meet with human trafficking victims.

Urging health insurance enrollment saves lives

Dec 12, 2019
As open enrollment closes Dec. 15, a unique Treasury Department experiment found that sending letters to the uninsured resulted in increased health insurance enrollment, leading to reduced mortality, writes Ariel Levin, AHA senior associate director for state issues.