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Apr 13, 2018 by Rick Pollack
This year presents an important opportunity to educate your legislators on the changes taking place in the health care field. They need to hear from you on how your organization is innovating to create greater value and improve affordability, including forming new models and partnerships to deliver care.
Apr 9, 2018
As baby boomers retire, millennials will become an even larger part of the workforce, so engaging them will become more important than ever.
Apr 6, 2018 by Rick Pollack
Each April, the AHA joins Donate Life America, the Health Resources and Services Administration and others in highlighting the important role of organ, eye and tissue donation in providing hope and health. 
Apr 6, 2018 by Jay Bhatt
This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a Vital Signs report identifying the threats associated with antibiotic resistance (AR) and recommending “early and aggressive action” to prevent resistant pathogens from spreading in health care facilities.
Apr 2, 2018 by Nancy Agee
Opioid addiction is a mounting public health crisis. Individuals with substance use disorder are struggling with a brain disease.
Mar 30, 2018 by Rick Pollack
The AHA Physician Alliance supports clinical and administrative leadership collaborating effectively for better health of communities.
Mar 28, 2018 by Tom Nickels
Axios Vitals recent story on hospitals’ Medicare margins seemed to cherry pick data from a March Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) report to Congress to imply that hospitals “lose money” on Medicare because they are allegedly inefficient.
Mar 26, 2018
Eating healthful foods is important for good health, but individuals and households that are “food insecure” face challenges when it comes to getting enough food, consuming high-quality food or both.
Mar 23, 2018 by Rick Pollack
The AHA’s 49th Annual Membership Meeting, May 6-9, comes at a critical time for the hospital and health care field. And its theme – Redefining the “H” – could not be more appropriate.
Mar 19, 2018 by Nancy Agee
Hospitals and health systems across the country are collaborating with organizations in their communities to address food insecurity and housing, the opioid epidemic and other challenges that influence health and well-being.