Social Determinants of Health

Jul 12, 2018
Massachusetts Hospitals Pour Resources into Affordable Housing Boston Medical Center has invested $6.5 million in housing aid in some of the city’s poorest neighborhoods, such as its $800,000 investment in government subsidized brownstones in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood.  A recent…
Jul 11, 2018
The departments of Health and Human Services and Housing and Urban Development should work with state and local governments and other concerned entities to increase the supply of permanent supportive housing – stable housing combined with supportive services such as health care – for chronically…
Jul 11, 2018
Building trust, breaking down barriers to access care, caring with compassion, coming with empathy and humility to the community, using data to drive decisions, and utilizing trauma-informed care – these are some of the key takeaways from a panel I recently moderated.  The AHA and UnidosUS…
Jun 13, 2018
Speakers at last month’s AHA Annual Membership Meeting shared federal and state innovations in health care delivery, and the social supports that best address the mental, physical and social needs for Medicaid populations.   Moderated by AHA board member John Haupert, president and CEO of…
Jun 8, 2018
For Charles, who is recovering from addiction in Lewiston, Maine, the community garden coordinated by St. Mary’s Nutrition Center has helped change his life—in his words, “to be happy and to grow.” St. Mary’s Health System in Lewiston, part of Covenant Health, established the Nutrition Center,…
Jun 8, 2018
The AHA today released a new resource highlighting the importance of addressing the social determinants of health. The PowerPoint presentation includes an overview of the social determinants of health, which include housing, food, education, transportation, violence, social support, employment…
Jun 7, 2018
Addressing Social Determinants of Health Presentation Social determinants of health – where we live, work and play – have tremendous affect on one’s health, and they can affect anyone, regardless of age, race, ethnicity.  Help your organization and community better understand how social…
Jun 6, 2018
The inaugural Equity of care briefing at the recent AHA Annual Membership Meeting focused on the social determinants of health and the role they play in health disparities.  The briefing kicked off with a special announcement by AHA Immediate Past Chair Gene Woods, president and CEO of Atrium…
May 31, 2018
Hospitals Must Remain Vigilant with Cybersecurity  When it comes to patient health records, employee information and data from medical technology devices, hospitals have a treasure trove of sensitive, private information to keep confidential, says an article on BridgeTower Media newswires. “…
May 23, 2018
Patients discharged from the hospital and those who care for them would like hospitals to communicate in a supportive, collaborative and purposeful way, anticipate and explain how they will address their needs, and ensure continuity of care, according to a pilot study by Project ACHIEVE. AHA’s…