Initiatives/Campaigns

Dec 12, 2017
Our communities must work together to combat all forms of violence, now viewed as one of the major public health and safety issues throughout the country. Community action programs such as those being undertaken by our nation's hospitals and health systems (alone and with others) are needed…
Nov 17, 2017
Health care coverage is an essential component of achieving the AHA's vision of healthy communities, where all individuals reach their highest potential for health. Many individuals are eligible for coverage through their employer or through a public program such as Medicaid or Medicare. Others can…
Mar 9, 2017
Patient Safety Awareness Week (PSAW) will be March 11-17, 2018. Once again, this celebration is sponsored by the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), which began working together with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) last year. This year’s PSAW focuses on safety culture and…
Jan 19, 2016
In 2015, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation funded HRET to strengthen care transitions by creating Huddle for Care, a website designed to foster sharing and learning between individuals in the care transitions field. The website features stories and effective tools related to care transition topics. The website's discussion forum is a great opportunity to express opinions, share ideas and receive feedback from transitional care program implementers and other website members. The project aims to build a care transitions community within and beyond local areas as well as nurture mutual…
In 2015, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation funded HRET to strengthen care transitions by creating Huddle for Care, a website designed to foster sharing and learning between individuals in the care transitions field. The website features stories and effective tools related to care transition…
Aug 12, 2015
In early 2011, AHA members, committees, regional policy boards and staff discussed and crafted a mandatory influenza vaccination policy, which was then approved by the board of directors:
In early 2011, AHA members, committees, regional policy boards and staff discussed and crafted a mandatory influenza vaccination policy, which was then approved by the board of directors: America's hospitals are committed to protecting the health and well-being of patients and staff. Evidence has…
May 22, 2014
Approximately 11,000 fatal patient falls occur in U.S. hospitals annually, but hospitals using new measurement systems and solutions from the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare Preventing Falls with Injury project were able to reduce the number of patients injured in a fall by 62 percent and the number of patients falling by 35 percent.
Approximately 11,000 fatal patient falls occur in U.S. hospitals annually, but hospitals using new measurement systems and solutions from the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare Preventing Falls with Injury project were able to reduce the number of patients injured in a fall by 62…
Apr 1, 2014
As of March 2014, progress generally has been positive toward achieving the HP2020 targets for the 26 LHIs, with 14 indicators (53.9%) having either met their target or shown improvement:
As of March 2014, progress generally has been positive toward achieving the HP2020 targets for the 26 LHIs, with 14 indicators (53.9%) having either met their target or shown improvement: 4 indicators (15.4%) have met or exceeded their HP2020 targets. 10 indicators (38.5%) are improving. 8…
Aug 7, 2013
Million Hearts is a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. It brings together communities, health systems, nonprofit organizations, federal agencies and private-sector partners from across the country to fight heart disease and stroke.
Million Hearts is a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. It brings together communities, health systems, nonprofit organizations, federal agencies and private-sector partners from across the country to fight heart disease and stroke. Million Hearts will…
Jul 29, 2013
AHA NOVA Awards honor effective, collaborative programs focused on improving community health status. The 2013 winners are:
AHA NOVA Awards honor effective, collaborative programs focused on improving community health status. The 2013 winners are: Bangor Beacon Community: Eastern Maine Healthcare System, Bangor, Maine Chippewa Health Improvement Partnership: St. Joseph's Hospital, Chippewa Falls, Wis. Core Health…
Jul 29, 2013
The AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality prize honors hospitals that have a committed in a systemic manner to achieving the Institute of Medicine's six quality aims--safety, patient-centeredness, effectiveness, efficiency, equity and timeliness. Winners are announced and honored each July at the AHA Health Forum Leadership Summit with a short video on their achievements. The 2013 winners are:
The AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality prize honors hospitals that have a committed in a systemic manner to achieving the Institute of Medicine's six quality aims--safety, patient-centeredness, effectiveness, efficiency, equity and timeliness. Winners are announced and honored each July at the AHA…