Promoting Health Communities

Mar 29, 2018
Nebraska hospitals contributed nearly $1.27 billion to programs that benefited their communities in 2016, according to a new report by the Nebraska Hospital Association. “Hospitals care for the sick and injured, regardless of their ability to pay or the net cost to the hospital,” the report notes…
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 13, 2018
The AHA, along with Baxter International Foundation and the Health Research & Educational Trust, is accepting applications through April 6 for the 2018 Foster G. McGaw Prize. The prize honors health care organizations that have demonstrated exceptional commitment to community service.…
Jan 23, 2018
The Foster G. McGaw Prize recognizes hospitals that have distinguished themselves through efforts to improve the health and well-being of everyone in their communities. The simple act of applying for the Foster G. McGaw Prize demonstrates your commitment to your community as well as an eagerness…
Jan 23, 2018
Finalists from Oregon and Massachusetts also Honored   NEW HAVEN, Conn., January 23, 2018 – In honor of the exceptional efforts to build programs that promote engagement, job growth and access to quality health care in its community of New Haven, Yale New Haven Hospital is awarded the…
Jan 23, 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  In 2013,…
Dec 11, 2017
2018 Call for Entries Brochure Application Cover Page (Editable PDF - Save Your Changes) Sample 2017 Award-Winning Application   Please submit your application and accompanying documents at: www.aha.org/submitfosterapp The application must be received online before…
Jul 10, 2017
Technology is making it easier for patients and providers to interact, thus improving communication, safety and patient-provider relationships.
Press Release Most Wired Hospitals Use Technology to Partner with Patients on Health Technology is making it easier for patients and providers to interact, thus improving communication, safety and patient-provider relationships. New tools are helping patients become more actively involved in…
Nov 15, 2016
More and more hospitals are offering a wide variety of health and wellness programs and benefits to their employees. The American Hospital Association conducted a survey of all hospitals on this topic in 2010 and again in 2015. Results show that the percentage of hospitals offering programs remained steady at nearly 90 percent. The number and variety of health and wellness programs and benefits increased over the same five years.
Dec 9, 2014
Creating a culture of health requires community partnerships with every major stakeholder contributing to a common good. This infographic presents the diverse roles that hospital leaders can play in building a culture of health and highlights key points summarized in October 2014 report "Hospital-based Strategies for Creating a Culture of Health."