Population/Community Health

Apr 18, 2018
The AHA's Health Research & Educational Trust and Institute for Diversity and Health Equity have launched the 2018 Population Health, Equity and Diversity Survey. Recently emailed to AHA-member CEOs for completion by May 4, the survey is designed to inform the field about hospitals' and health…
Apr 12, 2018
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment in partnership with the National Latino Behavioral Health Association will host a free, four-part webcast in Spanish to examine best practices for behavioral health treatment and recovery in…
Apr 11, 2018
A new report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Office of Minority Health looks at racial, ethnic and gender differences on 27 clinical quality and eight patient experience measures for beneficiaries with Medicare Advantage health and drug plans in 2015-2016. The data are from…
Apr 6, 2018
More than 90 people have presented to emergency departments in Illinois and four other states since March 10 with serious unexplained bleeding, including two patients who died, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said yesterday in an alert to clinicians. All but five of the cases…
Mar 23, 2018
About 40% of U.S. adults were obese in 2015-2016, up from 34% in 2007-2008, according to a study reported online today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. About 8% of adults were severely obese, up from 6% in 2007-2008. Obesity increased among women and in adults aged 40 and older,…
Mar 19, 2018
Building effective partnerships is key to improving population health. Hospitals and health systems across the country are collaborating with organizations in their communities to address food insecurity and housing, the opioid epidemic and other challenges that influence health and well-being.…
Mar 15, 2018
Introduction Health care is changing as never before. New reimbursement models, pressure to reduce costs, increased emphasis on prevention and relentless focus on the patient experience and clinical outcomes require attention to patients and families in new ways. As hospitals, health systems and…
Mar 15, 2018
Consumerism Forcing Change in Health IT. Hospital leaders, vendors and others who gathered last week at the Healthcare Information and Management System Society's annual meeting were adamant that health care organizations must pick up the pace in embracing consumerism. That push must be balanced…
Mar 13, 2018
Hospitals and health systems across the country are finding myriad ways to provide affordable, patient-centered care to consumers, panelists said at the inaugural AHA Executive Forum. The health leaders discussed how innovating in-house, addressing the social determinants of health and examining an…
Mar 6, 2018
Introduction America’s health care system is undergoing significant transformation, and the myriad of changes occurring will continue to evolve quickly. Many current reforms are driven by the Triple Aim, which will necessitate that hospitals and health systems move away from a volume-driven, fee-…