Access to Care in Vulnerable Communities

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…
Feb 1, 2018
Vulnerable patient populations, including the poor, uninsured and those with multiple chronic conditions, have complex health needs exacerbated by social determinants such as food insecurity, unstable housing and lack of transportation. In the United States, safety-net hospitals deliver care to…
Jan 30, 2018
The AHA’s Health Research & Educational Trust affiliate is leading a study to identify the key factors that facilitate performance improvement and process re-engineering in safety-net hospitals. “Vulnerable patient populations, including the poor, uninsured and those with multiple chronic…
Jan 29, 2018
Vulnerable patient populations, including the poor, uninsured and those with multiple chronic conditions, have complex health needs exacerbated by social determinants such as food insecurity, unstable housing and lack of transportation.
Jan 18, 2018
This case study is from “Transportation and the Role of Hospitals,” which offers strategies and case examples to help hospitals and health systems address transportation issues in their communities. For more information and to access the full guide, click here. Introduction Serving approximately…
Jan 5, 2018
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…
Jan 4, 2018
The AHA today released a one-page guide 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…
Dec 11, 2017
  Special Webcast Feb. 6 on Strategies to Ensure Access to Health Care Services in Vulnerable Communities Please join AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack on Monday, Feb. 6, from 11:45 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET for a special webcast brought to you live from the Rural Health Care Leadership…
Nov 28, 2017
The AHA today released a one-page guide to help hospital and health system board members and leaders implement virtual care strategies or telehealth. These strategies would allow hospitals to help maintain or supplement access to health care services in vulnerable rural and urban…