Community Stories

Mar 27, 2020
The AHA announced a national initiative to secure millions of masks for health care workers, including physicians, nurses and caregivers treating COVID-19 patients and at greater risk due to the nationwide shortage of personal protective equipment.
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Bright Spots

Oct 11, 2019
In partnership with 100 Million Healthier Lives, the American Hospital Association developed case studies highlighting community health and population health improvement initiatives focused on housing, food, education, community partnerships and much more. Access the case studies below.
Mar 21, 2019
March 2019 -- Brian Gragnolati, chair of the AHA Board of Trustees and President and CEO of Atlantic Health System, discusses in Modern Healthcare the important of improving health care access and affordability and focusing on collaboration in order to advance health for all.
Jan 11, 2019
January 2019 -- Adapting existing technology, the Texas Hospital Association is helping health care providers in Texas fight the state's opioid epidemic with software that providers relevant patient information in real-time. Learn more.
Oct 23, 2018
Hospitals are focusing on nutrition to care for all needs of their patients, sending them home with prescriptions as well as bags of healthy food.
Oct 3, 2018
October 2018—Arkansas Children’s Hospital is advancing the health of its community through its social needs screening tool, which enables the hospital to address food insecurity and other needs like housing, coverage, special education needs and parents' education.
Sep 12, 2018
In Brigham and Women’s home hospital care program, patients receive hospital-level care in the comfort of their own homes. The program has helped lower costs and readmissions.
Jul 2, 2018
July 2018 - Boston Medical Center knows that affordable, safe housing is key to the social determinants of health. Which is why they are investing in housing for vulnerable populations.
Jun 25, 2018
June 2018 - In response to frustration by patients, nurses and pharmacy staff regarding timely delivery of medications to nursing units, Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas implemented a volunteer pharmacy courier program.