When COVID-19 was rapidly sweeping through the country in spring 2020, Americans instinctively did what they have done for generations in times of peril: They turned to hospitals for safety, securi
Perspective: Say It Again, Hospitals and Health Systems are an Integral Part of America’s InfrastructureJun 4, 2021 by Rick Pollack
Jun 3, 2021 by Mary Beth Kingston
Our hospitals and health systems are not immune to violence, but they have made great efforts to curb it, writes Mary Beth Kingston, R.N., chief nurse officer at Advocate Aurora Health in Milwaukee, Wis., and Downers Grove, Ill., AHA Board member and AHA’s Hospitals Against Violence advisory group chair. In this blog (LINK), Kingston talks about how her system combats violence and encourages others to share their stories for tomorrow’s #HAVhope Friday.
Health care leaders discuss unique challenges facing Asian American communities and the path forwardMay 28, 2021
Key insights from health care leaders nationwide on AHA’s "Advocating for the Asian American Community during COVID-19" panel discussion.
May 28, 2021 by Rick Pollack
The threat to public health from the pandemic is thankfully subsiding. Unfortunately, a very different threat is on the rise: Cyber criminals have been ramping up their attacks on the health care sector, jeopardizing systems and putting lives at risk.
May 27, 2021 by Julia Resnick
Reliance on digital tools can exacerbate barriers to care among certain populations and may be less accessible to people with limited English proficiency. As these technologies become ubiquitous, now is the time to examine digital health from an equity lens to ensure that no community is left behind.
May 26, 2021 by Aaron Wesolowski
May 24, 2021 by Priya Bathija
While tributes and celebrations are important, for those of us in health care, this month is an opportunity to pause and reflect on this diverse community’s health needs – during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
May 24, 2021 by Rod Hochman, M.D.
Tomorrow, May 25, marks the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. His death shined a spotlight on the systemic racism and inequities in many aspects of our society. These include inequities in health and health care.
May 21, 2021 by Rick Pollack
As our country continues to emerge slowly from the COVID-19 pandemic, the value of America’s hospitals and health systems – and the 6 million women and men who work there – has never been more apparent.
May 21, 2021 by Margaret Howard
Women are more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety disorders during pregnancy and into the first postpartum year than at any other time in their lives, writes Margaret Howard, division director of women's behavioral health at Providence, R.I.-based Women & Infants Hospital and executive director of women’s behavioral health at Care New England. Read about how the Postpartum Depression Day Hospital at WIH provides whole health treatment to pregnant women and new mothers in a safe and nurturing environment.