A Call to Action: Creating a Culture of Health

Call to Action: Creating a Culture of HealthIn 2010, as an extension of the American Hospital Association's (AHA) Health For Life: Better Health. Better Health Care roadmap for improving America's health care system, the AHA's Long-Range Policy Committee (LRPC) focused on the "Wellness" pillar by identifying emerging, successful practices in hospital employee health and wellness.

The Committee has developed a comprehensive report, entitled, A Call to Action: Creating a Culture of Health. This report is a bold call to action for hospitals to be leaders in creating a culture of health.

The report provides:

  • Background on health and wellness programs and how they are incentivized by the Affordable Care Act.
  • Findings from a groundbreaking AHA survey of 876 hospitals on their employee health and wellness activities.
  • Examples of hospital best practices, ranging from a smaller critical access hospital to large integrated health systems.
  • Seven "how-to" recommendations for the field. These recommendations provide goals as well as action steps and examples of how hospitals can meet these goals.

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