Access to Care in Vulnerable Communities

May 17, 2023
AHA statement for the record as the Committee on Finance Subcommittee on Health Care examines obstacles and opportunities to improve health care access in rural communities.
Feb 24, 2023
Located inside Providence Portland Medical Center, the Providence Cancer Institute of Oregon collaborates with community partners to end cancer disparities and improve community health. Providence nurse navigators and oncology social workers work closely with patients who may have difficulty…
Feb 2, 2023
The American Hospital Association has been working to educate policymakers and the public about the significant challenges facing our field. The AHA in 2023 will work with Congress, the Administration, the regulatory agencies, the courts and others to positively influence the public policy…
Jan 3, 2023
A recent Wall Street Journal article on hospital divestitures and closures “fails to acknowledge the critical roles that low government reimbursement, population shifts and old infrastructure play” when nonprofit health care systems make access decisions, AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack writes…
Dec 12, 2022
The University of Texas Health System at San Antonio supports training for 275 new community health workers in South Texas to help improve access to health care services for historically marginalized communities.
Dec 2, 2022
The Health Resources and Services Administration has released Maternity Care Target Area weighted scores for Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas experiencing a shortage of maternity health care professionals.
Nov 29, 2022
As the chief academic teaching hospital of the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Temple University Hospital (TUH) provides medical education to the next generation of physicians and biomedical scientists, while also serving the broader Philadelphia community through over 600,000…
Nov 2, 2022
Since 1879, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been a fixture in Little Rock, Arkansas. UAMS Health is on a mission to improve the health and well-being of Little Rock residents and patients across the entire state through its statewide health system.
Nov 2, 2022
Valleywise Health – formerly known as Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS) – has been caring for families and communities in the Phoenix area for more than 140 years. Established in 1877, Valleywise Health provides quality care to the people of Maricopa County in south-central Arizona and…