The AHA today released a guide to help hospital and health system board members and leaders implement a strategy to address the unique health care access and delivery challenges faced by geographically isolated, low-population communities. The emerging strategy is one of nine identified by an AHA task force last year to help ensure access to care in vulnerable communities based on their unique needs, support structures and preferences. The guide is the fifth in a series that will address each of the nine strategies. For more on the task force and strategies and to access the guides, visit www.aha.org/EnsuringAccess

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