Wellness/Preventative Care

May 18, 2018
An issue brief released this week by The Trust for America’s Health and Well Being Trust highlights actions that the health care system – including hospitals and health systems – can take to help address issues like drug overdoses, alcohol-related deaths and suicides. “Prioritizing prevention…
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.…
May 8, 2018
Geisinger will expand its precision medicine project beyond research to preventive care, the Danville, PA-based integrated health system announced Sunday. The project already reports clinically actionable genomic results to research participants and their primary care physicians, and plans to…
May 2, 2018
An independent panel convened by the National Institutes of Health today issued recommendations to improve how laws and policies, community-level programs and environmental changes to reduce obesity are evaluated. The report, the result of a workshop on the issue, recommends actions to enhance…
May 1, 2018
The National Institutes of Health on Sunday will open enrollment for the All of Us Research Program online and at community events in Birmingham, AL; Chicago; Detroit; Kansas City, MO; Nashville, TN; New York City; and Pasco, WA. The 21st Century Cures Act of 2016 authorized $1.5 billion for the…
Apr 6, 2018
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has launched an Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center, which offers treatment improvement protocols, clinical practice guidelines and other tools related to opioids and other substance use prevention, treatment and recovery, and…
Mar 19, 2018
1 - 2 p.m. Eastern; noon - 1 p.m. Central; 10 - 11 a.m. Pacific The workforce influences every aspect of providing high-quality patient care, including the importance of the work environment and culture. Having a healthy workforce is critical to achieving the Triple Aim: delivering care that is…
Feb 27, 2018
Raj Gupta, M.D., would tell his cardiac patients that exercising more and eating healthier foods would reduce their chances of returning to the hospital.  But it was hard to get them to change their behavior and adopt a healthier lifestyle. “I’m always frustrated by how difficult it is to…
Feb 21, 2018
This case study is from “Food Insecurity and the Role of Hospitals,” which offers strategies and case examples to help hospitals and health systems address food insecurity issues in their communities. For more information and to access the full guide, click here. Introduction  Eskenazi…
Feb 14, 2018
AHA will host a free webinar March 6 on successful hospital practices for promoting healthy behaviors. Speakers from Tanner Health System in Carrollton, GA, and Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor, VT, will share practices from an upcoming AHA guide, “Health Behaviors and the…