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Dec 3, 2018 by Nancy Agee
Three years ago, the AHA launched the #123forEquity pledge campaign to accelerate progress toward improving health equity, asking hospitals and health systems to take action in three areas: increasing the collection and use of race, ethnicity, language preference and other socio-demographic data; increasing cultural competency training; and increasing diversity in leadership and governance. A fourth area – improving and strengthening community partnerships – was added last year. 
Nov 30, 2018 by Rick Pollack
Earlier this month, voters in exit poll after exit poll made it clear that health care is an important issue to them. And near the top of their list of concerns was the affordability of health care services. 
Nov 27, 2018
The birth of a child is and should be among the happiest events in a woman’s life.
Nov 26, 2018 by Rick Pollack
“When Hospitals Merge, Patients Often Pay More” doesn’t paint a full picture of the root cause of higher health care costs to consumers.
Nov 26, 2018 by Nancy Agee
We can work together to increase the number of people in our communities who have health insurance and the opportunity to reach their highest potential for health. 
Nov 21, 2018
In the midst of tragedy, our first responders – police, firefighters and EMTs – and the women and men of America’s hospitals and health systems stand strong, working to get victims out of harm’s way and into lifesaving treatment, sometimes risking their own lives in the process.
Nov 20, 2018 by Tom Nickels
As the industry “that generates higher profit margins than any other,” Big Pharma continues to price gouge consumers for life-saving drugs. One thing the pharmaceutical industry is not entitled to, however, is its own set of facts.
Nov 19, 2018 by Nancy Agee
I am grateful for the time and commitment that people working and volunteering in hospitals and health systems give to their communities every day.
Nov 14, 2018 by Jay Bhatt
Jay Bhatt, D.O., AHA senior vice president and chief medical officer, and Robyn Begley, DNP, R.N., AHA senior vice president and chief nursing officer, highlight three podcasts featuring leaders from Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Catholic Health Initiatives discussing effective co-leadership models.