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 to date…
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…
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…
May 21, 2018
Ensuring Access to Care Wagner Community Memorial Hospital – Avera Wagner, S.D. Wagner is a frontier community of about 1,500 people located in Charles Mix County in south central South Dakota. It is adjacent to the Yankton Sioux Reservation and is 120 miles from the closest major tertiary…
May 21, 2018
Ensuring Access and Improving Population Health through Collaboration and Patient-Centered Care Columbia Memorial Hospital, Astoria, OR Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH), Astoria, OR is an independent critical access hospital (CAH) on the Columbia River Basin serving the Pacific North Coast and…
May 16, 2018
Watch the video from a panel discussion at this year’s SXSW Conference. A growing volume of evidence shows that one’s health is influenced not only by genetics and other biological characteristics but also by a variety of social factors. Social factors include access to stable housing,…
May 14, 2018
Another week, another drug industry-funded consultant attempting to divert attention away from the high and rising costs of prescription drugs by attacking the 340B drug pricing program. Such efforts are intended to not only shift attention away from manufacturers’ bad pricing behavior, but also to…
May 10, 2018
The number of Medicare Part D beneficiaries who reach the catastrophic coverage phase of the prescription drug benefit rose by more than 50% between 2013 and 2016, according to an analysis released today by Avalere. The study looked at the 72% of Part D beneficiaries who do not receive low-…
May 10, 2018
Nearly 30,000 Americans aged 65 or older died from a fall in 2016, up from 18,334 in 2007, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The death rate from falls rose 31% for seniors over the period, with the largest increase among adults aged 85 and older.…