Our Advocacy Agenda

Hospitals and health systems are transforming the way health care is delivered in their communities, working with other providers and community leaders to build a continuum of care to make sure every individual gets the right care, at the right time, in the right setting.

In order to continue this transformation, and to provide patients with the access to care they need and expect, hospitals need a supportive and modernized public policy environment.

The following pages provide information and resources on issues of vital importance to our nation's hospitals and health systems and the patients and communities we serve.

As the national advocate for its members -- which include nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and 43,000 individual members -- the AHA is committed to advancing health in America.