Community Partnerships

Apr 19, 2018
April 2018 - Hospitals and health systems are working to provide care in every fact of a patient’s life – including their nutritional needs. From community gardens to vouchers, hospitals have programs to help needs patients gain access to affordable, healthful foods. In Chicago, for instance, Cook…
Apr 17, 2018
AHA Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Jay Bhatt, D.O., yesterday participated in a panel on building a sustainable healthy community as part of the National Minority Quality Forum’s annual conference on health disparities. The panelists called health disparities an ongoing, vexing…
Apr 17, 2018
Participating in sports and other outdoor activities brings joy to so many people. Jennifer, a coordinator at the Atrium Health’s Adaptive Sports and Adventures Program (ASAP), a community-based sports therapy rehabilitation program, knows firsthand that sports and adventure can be life-saving –…
Apr 6, 2018
At ProMedica, Physicians Encourage Families to Bring Their Whole Health Story to the Table 
Randy Oostra and Barbara Petee believe that ProMedica’s mission – to improve health and well-being – begins long before, and extends after, the front door of the hospital. Conversations about the need to play a greater role in the health of the community led these two senior leaders at ProMedica to…
Mar 2, 2018
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, M.D., will address the Association for Community Health Improvement National Conference March 16 in Atlanta. Pritpal Tamber, co-founder and CEO of Bridging Health & Community, also will speak at the closing plenary session. To register for the March 14-16…
Feb 28, 2018
The Veterans Health Administration has launched a new web resource for community care providers as it works to improve the timeliness of payments and customer service. The website features a reference library with provider fact sheets, forms and training, and other provider resources such…
Feb 16, 2018
The world is watching as the best athletes of our time compete for gold in the Winter Olympics in South Korea. It’s inspiring to hear the personal stories of America’s athletes and watch them pursue their dreams.   Every day, Olympic-sized talent, dedication and drive are on display at…
Feb 15, 2018
John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County and The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital | Chicago, IL Chicago saw a spike in violent crime during the past few years, with an all-time high of 771 homicides and 3,550 shootings occurring in 2016. In 2017, those rates decreased,…
Feb 15, 2018
UMass Memorial Medical Center | Worcester, MA Poverty and lack of access to educational, social and economic opportunities are among the leading social determinants of health. Statistics show these socioeconomic factors result in lower utilization of health care services, higher rates of risky…
Feb 15, 2018
UMass Memorial Medical Center | Worcester, MA The concept of the “Recreation Worcester” program (formerly Wheels to Water), now in its ninth year of operation, began in 2008 when antiquated pools in the City of Worcester were permanently closed due to the economic recession. As a result, the city…