Community Collaboration for Solutions

Advancing health equity and fostering healthy communities by investing in strong hospital-community partnerships.

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Creating Effective Hospital-Community Partnerships to Build a Culture of Health

08/04/2016

Lessons learned and best practices in identifying community health needs, potential partners, and sustainable partnership structures, as well as recommendations for overcoming obstacles and challenges and assessing partnerships.

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Social Determinants of Health Series: Food Insecurity and the Role of Hospitals

06/21/2017

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, food insecurity is defined as a household-level economic and social condition of limited or uncertain access to adequate food with either disrupted eating patterns or reduced food intake. Food insecurity, a determinant of health, affected more than 12.7 percent of U.S. households—that is, 15.8 million households—in 2015.

Collection and Use of Data to Drive Action, Data Informed DEI/SDOH Programs, Community Collaboration for Solutions, Investing in Your Community, Strengthening Partnerships

A Playbook for Fostering Hospital-Community Partnerships to Build a Culture of Health

07/27/2017

With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Health Research & Educational Trust has developed a playbook of effective methods, tools and strategies to create new partnerships and sustain successful existing ones.

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Social Determinants of Health Series: Housing and the Role of Hospitals

08/22/2017

Hospitals and health systems can implement strategies and programs to improve housing stability, such as neighborhood revitalization, home assessment and repair programs, and care transition programs. This guide recommends a step-by-step pathway for hospitals to consider when developing housing programs. The guide also features five case studies on hospitals and health systems with innovative interventions to reduce housing barriers in their communities.

Collection and Use of Data to Drive Action, Data Informed DEI/SDOH Programs, Community Collaboration for Solutions, Investing in Your Community, Strengthening Partnerships

Social Determinants of Health Series: Transportation and the Role of Hospitals

11/15/2017

"Transportation and the Role of Hospitals" is part of a series of guides and resources released by the AHA on how hospitals and health systems can address the social determinants of health (SDOH).

Collection and Use of Data to Drive Action, Data Informed DEI/SDOH Programs, Community Collaboration for Solutions, Investing in Your Community, Strengthening Partnerships

Does Your Hospital Reflect the Community It Serves?

02/08/2018

This toolkit provides checklists to assess the organization's diversity (inclusing leadership), workforce diversity, and patient care while providing action steps to move toward being a more diverse organization. The toolkit also provides case studies of various hospitals who took initatives toward becoming more diverse and their outcomes.

Community Collaboration for Solutions, Investing in Your Community, Understanding Your Community, Culturally Appropriate Patient Care, Diverse Representation in Executive Leadership and Governance, Executive Leaders, Governing Bodies, Workforce Diversity, Employee-Led Groups, Health Equity Champions

Resource on ICD-10-CM Coding for Social Determinants of Health

04/10/2018

Numerous studies have demonstrated a link between the social determinants of health and key health outcomes. AHA has worked to promote widespread use of ICD-10-CM codes that enable provider to collect data on the social determinants of health.

Collection and Use of Data to Drive Action, Data Collection/Validation, Data Informed DEI/SDOH Programs, Data Stratification/Reporting, Data Training, Community Collaboration for Solutions, Understanding Your Community

Inclusive, Local Hiring: Building the Pipeline to a Healthy Community

04/25/2018

ACHI and the AHA Workforce Center hosted a webinar on how health systems can develop an inclusive, local hiring pipeline through creating more external community connections and internal career paths.

Community Collaboration for Solutions, Investing in Your Community, Equitable and Inclusive Organizational Policies, Workforce Diversity

Financing Community Health: Unlocking Investments to Address SDOH

10/15/2019

In this webinar, the Center for Community Investment will share the basics about capital investment and how hospitals and health systems can leverage their existing resources for greater impact on health in their communities.

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Addressing Patients' Social Needs Can Help Reduce Health Inequity during COVID-19

04/24/2020

This resource examines the impact of the social determinants of health on patients and communities as they battle the COVID-19 outbreak and shares ideas and case examples to help hospitals address ongoing social needs.

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Health Equity Resources

03/04/2021

To support hospitals and health systems starting from different points on their journey to strengthen health equity, the AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity (IFDHE) is preparing four new guidance and resource toolkits to share evidence-based practices to inform organizational next steps. Look for additional IFDHE toolkits to be released throughout 2021.

Collection and Use of Data to Drive Action, Data Collection/Validation, Data Stratification/Reporting, Data Training, Community Collaboration for Solutions, Culturally Appropriate Patient Care, Diverse Representation in Executive Leadership and Governance

Applying an Equity Lens to Digital Health

05/27/2021

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.

Community Collaboration for Solutions, Strengthening Partnerships, Culturally Appropriate Patient Care, Patient Support

Building Effective Health System-Community Partnerships: Lessons from the Field

09/09/2021

Considerations for health care organizations and government entities seeking to build effective partnerships with the individuals and communities they serve to better address their health and social needs.

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Partnership Assessment Tool for Health

09/10/2021

The tool provides an approachable format to understand progress toward benchmarks characteristic of effective partnerships, to identify areas for further development, and guide strategic conversation between partners.

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Powering Change: Building Healthy, Equitable Communities Together

09/10/2021

A concise yet resource-rich learning journey to support a successful, sustainable multi-sector collaborative.

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Principles of Trustworthiness

09/13/2021

Ten principles that community stakeholders endorse as the guiding compass on your journey to establishing trustworthiness.

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A Practice-Based Framework for Working with Communities

09/13/2021

Twelve principles to examine the power of the relationships between the health sector and communities.

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PRAPARE Implementation and Action Toolkit

09/15/2021

The Protocol for Responding to and Assessing Patients’ Assets, Risks, and Experiences (PRAPARE) Implementation and Action Toolkit is designed to provide interested users with the resources, best practices, and lessons learned to guide implementation, data collection, and responses to social determinant needs.

Collection and Use of Data to Drive Action, Data Collection/Validation, Data Informed DEI/SDOH Programs, Data Stratification/Reporting, Data Training, Community Collaboration for Solutions, Investing in Your Community, Strengthening Partnerships, Understanding Your Community

Addressing Societal Factors that Influence Health Presentation

09/15/2021

Social determinants of health – where we live, work and play – have tremendous affect on one’s health, and they can affect anyone, regardless of age, race, ethnicity.  Help your organization and community better understand how social determinants impact your patients and neighbors as well as what hospitals are doing to address this important aspect of health, and what resources AHA has to help you further tackle related challenges including food insecurity and lack of transportation.

Collection and Use of Data to Drive Action, Data Collection/Validation, Data Informed DEI/SDOH Programs, Data Stratification/Reporting, Data Training, Community Collaboration for Solutions, Investing in Your Community, Strengthening Partnerships, Understanding Your Community, Culturally Appropriate Patient Care, DEI Support for Staff, Patient Support, Training, Systematic and Shared Accountability, Communication Strategy

Pathways to Population Health: An Invitation to Health Care Change Agents

09/15/2021

“Pathways to Population Health: An Invitation to Health Care Change Agents” is intended to support health care professionals in identifying opportunities for their organizations to make practical, meaningful, and sustainable advancements in improving the health and well-being of the patients and communities they serve.

Collection and Use of Data to Drive Action, Data Collection/Validation, Data Informed DEI/SDOH Programs, Data Stratification/Reporting, Data Training, Community Collaboration for Solutions, Investing in Your Community, Strengthening Partnerships, Understanding Your Community, Culturally Appropriate Patient Care, DEI Support for Staff, Patient Support, Training, Diverse Representation in Executive Leadership and Governance, Executive Leaders, Governing Bodies, Equitable and Inclusive Organizational Policies, Climate and Culture, Inclusive, Local Sourcing, Strategic Plan Integration, Workforce Diversity, Systematic and Shared Accountability, Communication Strategy, Compensation and Incentives, Councils, Employee-Led Groups, Health Equity Champions, Internal Assessment

Key Strategies: Connecting Investments to Communities

01/12/2022

This toolkit looks at place-based investment strategies, with an integrated capital approach, which create positive community impacts traditionally overlooked.

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