Social Determinants of Health

Sep 18, 2018
The AHA Physician Alliance frames all resources and services within three fundamental values: Lead Well. Be Well. Care Well. Through our Five Questions with Clinician Leaders podcast, we regularly engage physician leaders on these three values. Below are samples of insights shared from fellow…
Aug 23, 2018
Members in Action: Managing Risk & New Payment Models
Sinai Health System, Chicago Home visits help asthma patients thrive Sinai Health System program uses community health workers to help asthma patients live active lives without frequent visits to the ED.  The Asthma CarePartners program has reduced asthma symptoms in patients and…
Aug 13, 2018
Start with a hospital-school partnership, add a mobile van funded by the hospital’s foundation, and include expert medical guidance from allergists and immunologists: This combination has helped children in St. Louis increase their activity levels and miss fewer school days because they’re better…
Aug 8, 2018
48% of health care organizations will have standardized collection of social determinants of health data by 2023.
In Futurescan 2018-2023, Eugene A. Woods, president and CEO of Atrium Health and immediate past chair of the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees, offers thoughtful insights on the link between health care disparities and the social determinants of health. His article in the Society…
Aug 3, 2018
The New Jersey Hospital Association and New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency this week announced a partnership to promote hospital investment in supportive housing in their communities. As part of the partnership, the New Jersey HMFA will invest in up to three projects with elements…
Jul 26, 2018
Northwell Health, New York State's largest health care provider and private-sector employer, today received the 2018 AHA Quest for Quality Prize for its exemplary achievements in improving and preserving access to care, addressing the social determinants of health and encouraging innovation. Anne…
Jul 25, 2018
The AHA has joined Aligning for Health, a coalition advocating for federal and state solutions to address the social determinants of health. “Social factors greatly influence patients’ total health and wellbeing, encouraging hospitals and health systems to care for patients outside their four walls…
Jul 25, 2018
In an effort to make care more accessible to its changing community, Washington, D.C.-based Providence Health System will transition out of acute care services by the end of 2018 and will instead offer care coordination, telehealth services and virtual care, primary and urgent care, home care,…
Jul 23, 2018
Northwell Health, New York State’s largest health care provider and private-sector employer, will receive the 2018 AHA Quest for Quality Prize on Thursday for its exemplary achievements in improving and preserving access to care, addressing the social determinants of health and encouraging…
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…