Access to Care in Vulnerable Communities

Jun 25, 2018
People are living longer, and in the U.S., the aging of the baby boomers is creating a population of older adults that is increasing rapidly. More than 46 million Americans are ages 65 and older, and that number is projected to double to more than 98 million by 2060.   To ensure that older…
Feb 2, 2018
This is a compendium of case examples of AHA members from across the country employing the nine emerging strategies recommended by the association’s Task Force on Ensuring Access in Vulnerable Communities.
Nov 16, 2016
Millions of Americans living in vulnerable rural and urban communities depend upon their hospital as an important, and often only, source of care. However, these communities and their hospitals face many challenges. As the hospital field engages in its most significant transformation to date…
Jul 17, 2018
AHA statement before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology: Realizing the Benefits of Rural Broadband: Challenges and Solutions.
Jul 11, 2018
The Federal Communications Commission will seek to establish a new $100 million Connected Care Pilot Program to support telehealth for low-income Americans, especially those living in rural areas and veterans, Commissioner Brendan Carr announced today. The commission will vote at its August meeting…
Jul 11, 2018
Building trust, breaking down barriers to access care, caring with compassion, coming with empathy and humility to the community, using data to drive decisions, and utilizing trauma-informed care – these are some of the key takeaways from a panel I recently moderated.  The AHA and UnidosUS…
Jul 2, 2018
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…
Jun 11, 2018
The Maine health commissioner has appealed a court order requiring the state to submit to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services a state plan amendment ensuring Medicaid eligibility for qualified low-income residents, according to news reports. A state court last week agreed with…
Jun 6, 2018
AHA Statement to the Committee on Ways and Means for “Hearing on Lowering Costs and Expanding Access to Health Care through Consumer-Directed Health Plans.”
May 21, 2018
Thursday, May 31, 2018 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Central Join the AHA Section for Small or Rural Hospitals as we feature the 2017 AHA Rural Hospital Leadership award recipient Bryan Slaba and finalist Erik Thorsen and their efforts to ensure access to care and improve population health in their rural…