The AHA today released a one-page guide (link) to help hospital and health system leaders consider a global budget payment strategy to improve health care access and delivery in their community. The emerging strategy is one of nine identified by an AHA task force to help ensure access to care in vulnerable communities based on their unique needs, support structures and preferences. For more information, visit

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