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Jun 16, 2021
On this AHA Advancing Health podcast, Leon Caldwell, AHA’s senior director of health equity strategies and innovation, talks with Keith Ellison, program director of the Urban League of Philadelphia Entrepreneurship Center, about how the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the pivotal role local businesses play in advancing equitable health outcomes, as well as the challenges and opportunities they face during the road to recovery.
Jun 15, 2021
In this AHA blog Priya Bathija, vice president of strategic initiatives, and Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president of clinical affairs and workforce, share five ways to improve collaborations between administrative and clinical leaders when designing and implementing value-based strategies.
Jun 15, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a COVID-19 Viral Testing Tool to help health care providers and individuals understand their COVID-19 testing options and take appropriate next steps.
Jun 15, 2021
Only 11% of pregnant women in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Vaccine Safety Datalink, which includes vaccine safety monitoring data from nine integrated health systems, were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by May 8, compared with 25% of non-pregnant women, the CDC reported.
Jun 15, 2021
A coalition of 13 health care organizations, including the AHA, voiced support for the Accountable Care in Rural America Act, bipartisan legislation that would revise the benchmarking formula for the Medicare Shared Savings Program to ensure participating accountable care organizations have an equal opportunity to share in savings regardless of their geographic location.
Jun 15, 2021
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Milwaukee-based Advocate Aurora Health used its broad resources to ensure adequate supplies and equipment, develop a flexible staffing strategy, create surge predictive models and increase operational efficiencies.
Jun 15, 2021
The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing to examine how to improve access to mental health and substance use disorder treatment and address inequities. 
Jun 14, 2021
More than 1 million Americans selecting a 2021 health plan through the federally facilitated marketplace since April 1 will pay $10 or less per month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced.
Jun 14, 2021
The Health Resources and Services Administration awarded 14 organizations grants to hire people to support COVID-19 vaccination and outreach in vulnerable and medically underserved communities.
Jun 14, 2021
The Food and Drug Administration added sodium citrate tubes used to collect blood specimens to its device shortage list and recommended health care providers only use the tubes when medically necessary, among other conservation strategies.