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Jun 29, 2022 by Lindsey Dunn Burgstahler
This blog by Lindsey Dunn-Burgstahler of the AHA Center for Health Innovation highlights three emerging ideas with the potential for a big impact on health, all shared at the 2022 Aspen Institute’s Aspen Ideas Festival.
Jun 28, 2022 by Aisha Syeda, MPH - Senior Program Manager, Strategic Initiatives American Hospital Association
The AAMC Center for Health Justice’s Maternal Health Incubator last month kicked off with this jolting reminder. The 2-day event convened diverse individuals to collectively understand the data needed for addressing maternal health inequities effectively.
Jun 27, 2022 by Wright L. Lassiter III, Chair, American Hospital Association
On this episode, Wright L. Lassiter III, Chair, American Hospital Association, talks with Erin Fraher, associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine and research associate professor in the Department of Surgery at UNC School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, N.C. She also is director of the Carolina Health Workforce Research Center, one of five national health workforce research centers in the U.S.
Jun 24, 2022 by Rick Pollack
Earlier this year we formed the AHA Board of Trustees’ Task Force on Workforce, a key part of our ongoing efforts to sound the alarm about this national emergency and take steps to address it. The task force has worked to identify ideas, policies and solutions to support our current workforce and assure that we have enough health care workers to meet the future needs of our nation.
Jun 23, 2022 by Rick Pollack
All of America’s hospitals and health systems, regardless of size, location and ownership type have provided essential care to their patients and communities during this historic COVID-19 pandemic, all while facing tremendous financial challenges and pressures.
Jun 17, 2022 by Rick Pollack
Two studies released last week during Community Health Improvement Week highlight the tremendous value hospitals provide to benefit their communities.
Jun 16, 2022 by IFDHE Staff
June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month. This tradition started back in 1969 with the Stonewall Riots – a series of demonstrations that were brought on by the continued mistreatment of LGBTQ+ individuals in New York City.
Jun 16, 2022 by IFDHE Staff
June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month. This tradition started back in 1969 with the Stonewall Riots – a series of demonstrations that were brought on by the continued mistreatment of LGBTQ+ individuals in New York City.
Jun 16, 2022 by Ariel Levin
The AHA is supporting this activity by highlighting tools that aid patients and align with the new federal price transparency policy.
Jun 13, 2022 by Wright L. Lassiter III, Chair, American Hospital Association
American author and disability rights advocate Helen Keller said, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
Jun 10, 2022 by Paul B. Hofmann
A number of health care organizations have taken initiatives to address this ongoing national tragedy, but active engagement is needed by more health systems and hospitals already committed to improving community health status.
Jun 10, 2022 by Rick Pollack, President and CEO, AHA
Throughout the pandemic — which is still very much ongoing as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to increase — hospitals and health systems have battled many formidable obstacles to continue to treat patients and deliver life-saving care to all who come through their doors.
Jun 9, 2022 by Chara Stewart Abrams
Building on the success of our previous CHNA process, CHRISTUS Health enhanced the current cycle by partnering with Metopio to include our first systemwide community survey and approaching it through a health equity lens.
Jun 6, 2022 by Wright L. Lassiter III, Chair, American Hospital Association
If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it is that we are all connected.
Jun 3, 2022 by Benjamin C. Wise
The AHA and its non-profit affiliate the HRET recently held a virtual convening on emergency and disaster preparedness for 50 health care executives and public health leaders from the Northeast, including Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
Jun 3, 2022 by Rick Pollack, President and CEO, AHA
On Wednesday evening, a gunman killed four people in a medical building on the campus of Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Okla. We grieve with the victims and their families, as well as the entire Saint Francis Health System team, as they mourn the loss of four members of their community.
Jun 1, 2022 by Dean G. Kilpatrick, Ph.D.
Mass violence and domestic terrorism comprise a major public health crisis in America.
May 26, 2022 by Priya Bathija
May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. It is an opportunity for us to celebrate the generations of Asian Americans who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental to the country’s future success.
May 26, 2022 by Rick Pollack, President and CEO, AHA
On May 20, 1868, the precursor to today’s Memorial Day observance was held.
May 26, 2022 by Julie Kim - Senior Program Manager, Health Equity Strategies
“The power of visibility can never be underestimated.” – Margaret Cho.