A new tool supported by the National Institutes of Health uses education, housing and poverty measures to rank and map neighborhoods according to socioeconomic disadvantage. According to NIH, researchers, policymakers and health and social service personnel can use the Neighborhood Atlas to study social-biological mechanisms of health and disease, develop or study the impact of health policy, or better align resources.
Improving rural health is an AHA priority because we truly cannot advance health in America without keeping our rural communities strong.
The House Ways and Means Committee today launched a health task force to better address the needs of residents in rural and underserved communities.
AHA staff recently visited two rural hospitals to see and hear firsthand how leaders are engaging in innovative practices to increase accessibility and…
The House Ways and Means Committee today passed the Opioid Workforce Act (H.R. 3414), AHA-supported legislation that would add 1,000 Medicare-funded training…
Nine in 10 voters say access to health care in rural communities is important, and three in five would be more likely to vote for a candidate who prioritized…
Tax-exempt hospitals and health systems provided $95 billion in community benefits in 2016, almost 11 times the value of their federal tax exemption.