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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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New AHA resources spotlight hospital efforts to address COVID

May 1, 2020
Hospitals and health systems continue to provide care for our most vulnerable communities by addressing social needs, educating on COVID-19 risks and collaborating with community organizations to expand these efforts beyond their walls, writes Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president of AHA’s Physician Alliance and interim executive lead of AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity. This AHA blog shares new AHA resources addressing the social determinants of health and meeting the needs of vulnerable populations during the pandemic.
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Perspective: Standing Up for Our Patients, Communities and Country

Mar 27, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is threatening our country and straining many hospitals and health systems — and their team members — like never before. We have an awesome responsibility in this national crisis … and our field is stepping up, just as we always do.
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Kaufman: FTC says no to social justice

Mar 2, 2020
In this guest blog, Kenneth Kaufman, chair of Kaufman Hall, looks at the Federal Trade Commission’s recent move to stop the proposed merger of Philadelphia-based Jefferson Health and Einstein Healthcare Network.
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Perspective: Making Progress on Protecting Patients from Surprise Medical Bills

Feb 14, 2020
AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack discusses the current state of surprise medical billing legislation and the challenges that remain ahead before any proposals are finalized.
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Livability Index offers insights to make communities healthier

Feb 13, 2020
The AARP’s Livability Index acts as a useful tool for health care organizations and communities working on innovative, place-based solutions that improve health outcomes for all, writes Shannon Guzman, senior strategic policy advisor at the AARP Public Policy Institute.
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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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How hospitals are helping homeless individuals

Jan 7, 2020
AHA Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Jay Bhatt, D.O. recently was featured on a Fox News story on hospitals in Denver and Chicago are investing in real estate and moving individuals directly from hospital emergency rooms into stable housing with intensive case management. See the story and more on AHA’s efforts to advance health.
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How equity impacts the patient experience

Dec 17, 2019
Hospitals and health systems are improving the patient experience by understanding implicit bias, preparing for sensitive conversations and addressing other factors that impact this part of the value equation.
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Chairman’s File: A Great Opportunity to Advance Health in America 

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.