AHA Stat Blog


Sep 9, 2020
Months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the health care supply chain remains strained due to the high demand for personal protective equipment. In this blog Q&A, Mike Schiller, senior director of supply chains for the Association for Health Care Resource and Materials Management, discusses the past, present and future state of the health care supply chain during the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency.
Sep 3, 2020 by Rick Pollack
For the last several months, disturbing and unproven theories have gained traction – mostly on social media – about the death count for COVID-19.
Aug 28, 2020 by Rick Pollack
A century ago, nominating a presidential ticket during political conventions was an arduous marathon. The Democrats opened their convention with 14 names in serious contention, while the Republicans had to whittle down their list from a dozen hopefuls.  
Aug 27, 2020 by Katherine Bunting
Learning mental health first aid could ease the exacerbation of behavioral health conditions during the COVID-19 public health emergency, writes Katherine Bunting, chief executive officer of Illinois-based Fairfield Memorial Hospital. Learn more about the importance of knowing how to respond and training opportunities.
Aug 24, 2020 by Melinda L. Estes, M.D.
There were 54 million U.S. residents 65 or older in 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The agency projects that number will grow by nearly 30 million (to 84 million) by 2050. 
Aug 21, 2020 by Rick Pollack
August is traditionally the time to take a break, go on vacation, or just slow it down and relax for a bit. For many people, that’s off the table this year. COVID-19’s impact on health, our economy and our ability to gather in groups has been a game changer for people’s personal plans.
Aug 18, 2020 by Michelle Hood
Sustaining hospitals and health systems and positioning them for success moving forward is a chief focus of Navigating a New Reality: Health Care Leaders Confront the Future, a three-day virtual conference, Sept. 14-16, sponsored by the AHA Center for Health Innovation and the Society for Health Care Strategy and Market Development .
Aug 14, 2020 by Rick Pollack
There is yet no peace treaty or declaration of surrender in our own war with COVID-19, but we too must look ahead and start planning for what health care should look like in a post-pandemic world.
Aug 10, 2020 by Melinda L. Estes, M.D.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals remain cornerstones of their communities, as they’ve always been. They continue to serve and heal, provide jobs, food, social services and education around sound health practices.