Toolkits/Methodology

May 27, 2021
Please urge your legislators to include provisions that support the behavioral health needs of the country, as well as rural hospitals and the communities they serve. To that end, we have crafted messages and graphics for you to use across your organization’s social media platforms.
Mar 16, 2021
Congress is now considering a health care legislative package before the April congressional recess that is slated to begin March 29. This health care package is an opportunity to extend the moratorium on Medicare sequester cuts that are currently scheduled to go into effect on April 1 without…
Feb 22, 2021
Hospitals and health systems were projected to experience over $323 billion in financial losses through the end of 2020, according to two studies we released last year. Many of the same financial challenges persist this year as the COVID-19 crisis continues.
Jan 11, 2021
The AHA engaged the law firm Zuckerman Spaeder to develop a toolkit to help hospitals and health systems understand their patients’ ERISA rights better.
Dec 22, 2020
The COVID-19 Vaccine Communications Toolkit was developed as a guide through the steps involved in planning, designing and executing a vaccine communications plan and campaign.
Dec 14, 2020
The IFDHE’s survey into the gains and gaps in hospitals’ and health systems’ efforts to advance health equity, diversity and inclusion provides a nationwide snapshot of work underway and where we must accelerate. This report includes several sections that will inform the conversations underway…
Oct 27, 2020
*/ Member Issue Brief: Implementing Patient Out-of-pocket Cost Estimators
Oct 12, 2020
CHNAFinder provides American Hospital Association member organizations access to 3,000 community health needs assessments from hospitals across the U.S.
Oct 12, 2020
Search community health needs assessments from thousands of hospitals nationwide using the CHNAFinder map tool, available only to employees of AHA member organizations.
Oct 12, 2020
To identify priority health needs in each of the assessments, the AHA adapted the County Health Rankings Model to develop categories around the most common health challenges in communities, which included clinical care, medical conditions, social and economic factors, physical factors, and more.