Population/Community Health

Sep 7, 2018
The AHA and Center to Advance Palliative Care this week announced a strategic partnership to develop and disseminate training and other resources to help health care providers expand access to palliative care and adopt a population health approach to improve care for patients with serious illness.…
Sep 4, 2018
UMass Memorial is bringing care to low-income children through a mobile clinic; Winona Health is showing children that physical activity can be fun; and FirstHealth provides dental services to tens of thousands of kids who need them. Read on to learn more about how hospitals are delving into the…
Sep 4, 2018
Editor’s Note: At July’s AHA Leadership Summit, AHA Board Member Allen Weiss, president and CEO of NCH Healthcare System in Naples, Fla., shared how his organization is working with partners to create healthy communities.    When three nurses at NCH Healthcare System in Naples, Fla., were…
Aug 23, 2018
Walmart and Anthem to sell reduced-cost Medicare Advantage plan drugs Walmart has partnered with another insurance company to offer reduced-cost prescription drugs. The retailer, which has a longstanding drug partnership with insurer Humana, has now announced a deal with health insurer Anthem to…
Aug 16, 2018
One in four U.S. adults has a disability that impacts major life activities, including 40 percent of adults age 65 and older, according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The most common disability type – mobility, or serious difficulty walking or…
Aug 3, 2018
The New Jersey Hospital Association and New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency this week announced a partnership to promote hospital investment in supportive housing in their communities. As part of the partnership, the New Jersey HMFA will invest in up to three projects with elements…
Jul 30, 2018
The American Hospital Association Quest for Quality Prize is presented annually to honor health care leadership and innovation in achieving quality health care and advancing health in communities. The 2018 award recognizes hospitals and health care systems that have been successful in aligning with…
Jul 26, 2018
A growing number of hospitals are using health information technology to improve health care quality and support new models of care, according to TrendWatch reports released today by the AHA. “Hospitals and health systems continue to make progress leveraging technology to improve patient safety and…
Jul 25, 2018
In an effort to make care more accessible to its changing community, Washington, D.C.-based Providence Health System will transition out of acute care services by the end of 2018 and will instead offer care coordination, telehealth services and virtual care, primary and urgent care, home care,…
Jul 24, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention yesterday launched the Vision and Eye Health Surveillance System, intended to help health care professionals, researchers and policymakers better understand the scope of vision loss, eye disorders and use of eye care services in the United States.…