Social Determinants of Health

Nov 15, 2018
The AHA commended the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation for adopting a holistic approach to examining the links between social risk factors, health care outcomes and value-based payment programs.
May 1, 2020
Today marks the first day of Mental Health Awareness Month, an important topic especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 1, 2020
Hospitals and health systems continue to provide care for our most vulnerable communities by addressing social needs, educating on COVID-19 risks and collaborating with community organizations to expand these efforts beyond their walls, writes Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president of AHA’s Physician…
Apr 29, 2020
A new AHA resource examines the impact of the social determinants of health on patients and communities as they battle the COVID-19 outbreak.
Apr 24, 2020
This resource examines the impact of the social determinants of health on patients and communities as they battle the COVID-19 outbreak and shares ideas and case examples to help hospitals address ongoing social needs.
Apr 24, 2020
This resource highlights steps hospitals can and are taking to address disparities that arise during the fight against COVID-19.
Mar 12, 2020
AHA has released a replay of its March 12 webinar on using Z codes to document social determinants of health, a valuable but underused tool for hospitals to improve the health and well-being of their patients and communities.
Mar 11, 2020
The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee approved 13 health care bills, including legislation that would reauthorize the AHA-supported Healthy Start program and codify Medicaid coverage for non-emergency medical transportation.