“Achieving health equity is a journey,” write Priya Bathija, AHA vice president of strategic initiatives, and Julia Resnick, senior program manager. To bridge the gap between commitment and action, they discuss AHA’s new resource, Societal Factors that Influence Health: A Framework for Hospitals.
Dec 8, 2020
Dec 7, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has placed spotlight on health inequities in the United States. It has illuminated that, regardless of access to health care services, social and economic circumstances make some people more likely than others to become ill or have poor health.
Oct 19, 2020
Hear several organizations describe their programs to address patients' unmet legal needs and how COVID-19 has shaped the focus of medical-legal partnerships.
Oct 12, 2020
Search community health needs assessments from thousands of hospitals nationwide using the CHNAFinder map tool, available only to employees of AHA member organizations.
Oct 2, 2020
Hospital-Community Partnerships: Meeting Health and Social Needs During the COVID-19 Pandemic Wednesday, October 21, 2020 12 - 1 p.m. Eastern; 11 –12 p.m. Central; 9 - 10 a.m. Pacific
May 7, 2020
The American Hospital Association (AHA) celebrates Community Health Improvement Week (CHI Week) June 1-5, 2020. An annual, national event, CHI Week in 2020 will recognize and honor hospitals and communities coming together to protect the health of their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 6, 2020
In June 2019, the American Hospital Association (AHA) celebrated Community Health Improvement (CHI) Week, a national event to recognize the important role hospitals, health systems and communities have in advancing health and well-being.
Aug 7, 2019
On this AHA Advancing Health podcast, Priya Bathija, vice president of AHA’s The Value Initiative, discusses how today’s health care providers increasingly realize that social needs impact a patient’s overall health and how to begin these sensitive conversations.
Jun 6, 2019
Community health workers can become crucial links between hospitals and health systems and the communities they serve, helping patients overcome barriers to care. Read examples from a recent workshop, and view a resource developed by the AHA and National Urban League to help hospitals and health…
Jun 5, 2019
Screening for Social Needs: Guiding Care Teams to Engage Patients is a tool to help hospitals and health systems facilitate sensitive conversations with patients about their nonmedical needs that may be a barrier to good health.