Community Health

Feb 1, 2018
Traditionally the month for lovers and all things heart related, February also reminds us to take care of our heart. It is American Heart Month.   The annual celebration began in 1963 to encourage Americans to join the battle against heart disease. A presidential proclamation pays tribute…
Jan 10, 2018
January is National Blood Donor Month – an excellent time to make blood donation a New Year’s resolution. The American Red Cross created the January awareness campaign in 1970 to encourage people to donate blood during a time when changing weather, busy holiday schedules, increased cold and flu…
Dec 22, 2017
It’s been an historic year for America’s hospitals and health systems. Congress last night approved a short-term continuing resolution funding the government through Jan. 19. While the bill included some priorities important to the field — it also left unfinished business that we’ll work to address…
Nov 17, 2017
Hospitals and health systems deliver care for people within their communities. However, every community is different. Differences in the characteristics and pre-existing conditions of a patient population impact how a hospital can best serve their locality.
Data and resources on this page provide insight into population health trends, including prevalence of chronic conditions, whether individuals have a regular caregiver, and the rate of uninsured. Additional data points provide insight on readmissions and commonness of preventative health care.
Jul 11, 2017
The American Hospital Association (AHA) today announced that it will honor five programs for their hospital-led collaborative efforts that improve community health, awarding them the AHA NOVA Award.
Press Release Hospitals Honored for Improving Community Health The American Hospital Association (AHA) today announced that it will honor five programs for their hospital-led collaborative efforts that improve community health, awarding them the AHA NOVA Award. The awards will be given July 29…
Apr 12, 2017
The American Hospital Association (AHA) will present its 2017 Award of Honor to Joel T. Allison, retired president and CEO, Baylor Scott & White Health in Dallas for making outstanding contributions to improve the health status of individuals, communities and the nation.
Press Release AHA Award of Honor to be Presented to Joel T. Allison The American Hospital Association (AHA) will present its 2017 Award of Honor to Joel T. Allison, retired president and CEO, Baylor Scott & White Health in Dallas for making outstanding contributions to improve the health…
Apr 12, 2017
The American Hospital Association (AHA) will present its 2017 Award of Honor to Douglas J. Leonard, president of the Indiana Hospital Association (IHA), for making outstanding contributions to improve the health status of individuals, communities and the nation.
Press Release AHA Award of Honor to be Presented to Douglas J. Leonard The American Hospital Association (AHA) will present its 2017 Award of Honor to Douglas J. Leonard, president of the Indiana Hospital Association (IHA), for making outstanding contributions to improve the health status of…
Apr 12, 2017
The American Hospital Association (AHA) announced today several awards that the AHA and its affiliated organizations will present during its 2017 Annual Membership meeting in Washington, May 7-10.
Press Release AHA Announces Annual Membership Awards The American Hospital Association (AHA) announced today several awards that the AHA and its affiliated organizations will present during its 2017 Annual Membership meeting in Washington, May 7-10. The award honorees include: Richard J.…
Jan 18, 2017
In recognition of its cutting-edge programs and services to reach the underserved residents of Western Michigan, Spectrum Health is awarded the 2016 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service and will receive $100,000 for programs creating healthier and stronger communities
Press Release Spectrum Health Recognized for Excellence in Community Service with 2016 Foster G. McGaw Prize Spectrum Health Recognized for Excellence in Community Service with 2016 Foster G. McGaw Prize - Finalists from Dallas, Los Angeles and Toledo, Ohio, also Honored DEERFIELD, Ill., and…