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Accelerating Health Equity: Moving from Conversation to Action

Mar 31, 2022
Now is the time to evaluate how far we have come in closing gaps in health disparities, assess where health care is on the equity journey and take what we’ve learned to strengthen our organizations and communities through collaborative and innovative work — by investing in our neighborhoods and one another.

How an Ohio Children’s Hospital Built Trust, Fulfilled Promises — and Improved Housing and Health in Its Communities

Mar 17, 2022
Nationwide Children’s Hospital is now implementing what we believe is a truly neighborhood-driven and co-designed community investment initiative in Columbus, Ohio.

Blog: Why hospitals and physicians are filing suit over No Surprises Act final rules that jeopardize patient access to care

Dec 9, 2021
America’s hospitals and physicians filed a lawsuit in an effort to protect patients’ access to critical health care services. At issue is the implementation of the No Surprises Act, legislation that both the AHA and AMA worked vigorously to get enacted in order to protect patients from surprise medical bills for out-of-network care.   

How a Bold, New Strategy Took on Health Care Inequities During the Pandemic

Dec 9, 2021
Tamiko Stanley, chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer at Luminis Health, reflects on lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic and best practices moving forward.

Chair File: Insights on the Health Care Workforce for Future Success

Nov 29, 2021
The AHA has released its 2022 Health Care Talent Scan, a review of reports, studies and other data sources from leading organizations. It provides workforce insights and information you can use to guide your organization forward during this time of uncertainty and continued transformation.

Perspective: Reinforcing the Crucial Role of Hospitals as Pillars of Their Communities

Nov 12, 2021
Hospitals and health systems are doing tremendous work in their communities every single day. Whether it’s caring for a sick or injured patient, supporting a healthy food program, vaccinating people against COVID-19, educating patients about health and wellness, or using new technologies to detect diseases earlier, hospitals and health systems are committed on every front to the mission of advancing health.

Chair File: Hospitals and Health Systems Are Accelerating Work to Build Healthy Communities

Nov 8, 2021
Across the country, I see hospitals and health systems doing incredible work to improve societal factors that influence the health of individuals and communities. That’s why I’m excited that the AHA is spotlighting a number of strategies that reinforce the crucial role of hospitals and health systems in serving their communities — it’s all part of a digital campaign that launches today.

5 Questions – 4 Communities Design Ways to Improve Black Maternal Outcomes

Nov 4, 2021
The stark differences in maternal health outcomes between Black and White women are widening at an escalating pace, especially due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chair File: Hospitals and Community Benefit: The Stories Behind the Numbers

Oct 4, 2021
When we speak about hospitals and community benefit, it’s often a story focused on numbers. But it’s always about the people we serve. 

Chair File: Building Age-Friendly Health Systems to Improve Care for Older Adults

Jun 14, 2021
Back in 2011, the first wave of Baby Boomers — people born from 1946 to 1964 — celebrated their 65th birthday. That marked a new demographic trend: the aging of the U.S. population.