Social Determinants of Health

May 17, 2018
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 |1:00:00 PM CDT - 2:00:00 PM CDT |2:00:00 PM EDT - 3:00:00 PM EDT As health care moves beyond clinical walls, technology and innovative practices can be that bridge that brings change and robust care from clinical settings to the community. In this webinar, explore how…
May 16, 2018
Watch the video from a panel discussion at this year’s SXSW Conference. A growing volume of evidence shows that one’s health is influenced not only by genetics and other biological characteristics but also by a variety of social factors. Social factors include access to stable housing,…
Apr 19, 2018
April 2018 - Hospitals and health systems are working to provide care in every fact of a patient’s life – including their nutritional needs. From community gardens to vouchers, hospitals have programs to help needs patients gain access to affordable, healthful foods. In Chicago, for instance, Cook…
Mar 27, 2018
Connecticut hospitals invested $1.7 billion in community benefit activities in 2016, according to a new report by the Connecticut Hospital Association. The total includes Medicare and Medicaid underpayments, uncompensated care, community services and other programs to advance community health. “…
Mar 26, 2018
March is National Nutrition Month. Eating healthful foods is important for good health, but individuals and households that are “food insecure” face challenges when it comes to getting enough food, consuming high-quality food or both. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in 2015 nearly…
Mar 21, 2018
At the AHA’s Association for Community Health Improvement (ACHI) National Conference last week, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, M.D., spoke about how strengthening relationships between health care organizations and communities is the key to improving health. Aligned with his motto, “Better…
Mar 19, 2018
Building effective partnerships is key to improving population health. Hospitals and health systems across the country are collaborating with organizations in their communities to address food insecurity and housing, the opioid epidemic and other challenges that influence health and well-being.…
Mar 13, 2018
June 20, 2017 AHA Webinar Series on Ensuring Access to Vulnerable Communities: Social Determinants of Health  - Presentation (PDF) In the second of four free webinars, Priya Bathija, AHA Policy reviewed the strategies for the social determinants of health.
Mar 13, 2018
Hospitals and health systems across the country are finding myriad ways to provide affordable, patient-centered care to consumers, panelists said at the inaugural AHA Executive Forum. The health leaders discussed how innovating in-house, addressing the social determinants of health and examining an…