Community Health

Hospitals and health systems deliver care for people within their communities. However, every community is different. Differences in the characteristics and pre-existing conditions of a patient population impact how a hospital can best serve their locality.

Data and resources on this page provide insight into population health trends, including prevalence of chronic conditions, whether individuals have a regular caregiver, and the rate of uninsured. Additional data points provide insight on readmissions and commonness of preventative health care.

Related Resources

Guides/Reports
Increasing American Hospital Association Members’ Utilization of Community Health Workers on Clinical Care Teams Community health workers
Guides/Reports
Public
As a part of the community health worker initiative, the AHA and the NUL hosted the Community Health Worker Consortium in Chicago, IL.
Case Studies
Tidelands Community Care Network
Infographics
Source: AHA analysis using BEA RIMS-II (2007/2016) multipliers for hospitals NAICS Code 62000, released March 2018, applied to Health Forum, 2016 AHA Survey of…
Infographics
Source: AHA analysis using BEA RIMS-II (2007/2016) multipliers for hospitals NAICS Code 62000, released March 2018, applied to Health Forum, 2016 AHA Survey of…
Press Releases
NEW HAVEN, Conn., January 23, 2018 – In honor of the exceptional efforts to build programs that promote engagement, job growth and access to quality health…