Population/Community Health

May 24, 2019
The deBeaumont Foundation, with Duke Family Medicine & Community Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this week released a playbook to help multi-sector partners improve population health.
May 22, 2019
The 20th Annual Not-for-Profit Health Care Investor Conference kicked off today, bringing together the leaders of not-for-profit hospitals and health systems and the financial community to highlight how hospitals are transforming to advance health in their communities.
May 13, 2019
The American Hospital Association is celebrating Community Health Improvement (CHI) Week from June 2-8, 2019. CHI Week is a national event to recognize the important role hospitals, health systems and communities have in advancing health and well-being. CHI week raises awareness, demonstrates…
Apr 24, 2019
Improving the health of individuals—and their neighborhoods and communities as a whole—is one of the most complex and pressing challenges in health care today. Given the inextricable link between affordable, quality housing and good health, housing is one area that hospitals and health systems are…
Apr 22, 2019
Health care systems increasingly are identifying strategies and interventions to improve the health of their patients and the communities they serve. Acute, ambulatory and post-acute care organizations are realizing the promotion of health and wellness outside their settings creates improved…
Apr 4, 2019
Medicare patients who receive care in a hospital outpatient department clinic are more likely to be poor, previously hospitalized and have severe chronic conditions than those treated in an ambulatory surgical center, according to a study by KNG Health Consulting released today by the AHA.
Mar 6, 2019
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar this week highlighted the agency’s goals for promoting prevention, value-based care and transplant opportunities for beneficiaries with kidney disease.
Mar 5, 2019
The rate of hospital-onset methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections declined 17.1 percent per year between 2005 and 2012, but did not change significantly between 2013 and 2016.
Mar 5, 2019
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee today held a hearing on vaccine-preventable diseases and the importance of vaccination to preventing measles and other disease outbreaks. After eliminating measles in 2000, the United States reported 372 measles cases last year and has…