Advancing Health in America

For the 61 million people who live in rural America, their local hospital provides essential services and programs to advance their health and the health of their communities.
This year marked the AHA’s 125th year as an advocate in the health care field for hospitals and health systems and their patients, health care professionals and communities.
Kate Blackburn, director of practice and prevention at Nemours Children’s Health, describes a new tool that can help hospitals and health systems identify the most impactful partnerships to drive progress and advance health.
The final episode in a four-part series on Caring for Family Caregivers, this podcast features two experts from Ventura County, Calif., who discuss how hospital and community partnerships can innovate to provide family caregivers with greater support as the U.S. population of older adults continues…
WellSpan Health, which serves central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland, has bolstered its efforts to become a more diverse and data-driven culture, resulting in positive outcomes for patients and staff.
Health care disparities exist among the LGBTQ community because patients often times refuse to seek treatment or assistance worrying that health care providers may not respect their gender identity or sexual orientation. Inova Health opened the first medical clinic in Northern Virginia, called…
All employees at University Hospitals, based in Cleveland, are aligned around its Zero Harm initiative: zero clinical harm, zero suffering from a poor patient experience, zero inequities and zero wasted resources.
Hackensack Meridian Health’s Maternal Health Task Force, a blue-ribbon panel of internal and external experts dedicated to improving maternal health outcomes
In this podcast that highlights a new report from the AHA detailing these factors, Philip Pandolph, president and CEO, Meadville (PA) Medical Center and Chair of the AHA Rural Health Services Committee, explains how rising costs for supplies and equipment, drugs, and labor, along with inflation and…
The American Hospital Association’s 2022–2024 Strategic Plan seeks to position the AHA to lead, represent and serve the field as its national advocate and provide guidance to our members and stakeholders who will tailor their paths to their own communities.