The AHA today released a one-page guide to help hospital and health system board members and leaders implement a multi-step strategy to more closely align inpatient and outpatient services with the needs of their communities. The strategy is one of nine innovative ways for communities at risk for losing access to essential health care services to consider based on their unique needs, support structures and preferences, according to a recent report by the AHA’s Task Force on Ensuring Access in Vulnerable Communities. AHA is releasing guides to the various strategies monthly through 2017. For more on the initiative and to access the report and associated resources, visit