The Value Initiative: Framing the Issue of Affordable Health Care

The Value Initiative

 
 

Hospitals and health systems address affordability and bring value to their communities.

Affordable health care is one of the biggest concerns facing families, employers and government. America’s hospitals and health systems are tackling the challenge head on. And through AHA’s Value Initiative, we are providing leadership to the health care field on the issues of affordability and value.  How?

The Value Initiative provides AHA members with the education, resources and tools to advance affordable health care and promote value within their communities.

The Value Initiative educates the public, policymakers and other stakeholders on this issue and collaborates with others in the health care field to develop new solutions to improve affordability.

Engage in The Value Initiative

  • Start the conversation with your leadership team, boards and community stakeholders by using our PowerPoint presentations on affordability and value.
  • Get the facts by downloading AHA’s Affordability Data Book to learn the latest numbers associated with health care affordability.
  • Attend an Executive Forum and other in-person meetings to gain new insights and share your experiences with other health care leaders.
  • Dig into our Members in Action series to learn how hospitals and health systems are improving affordability and promoting value in their communities.
  • Read AHA’s Issue Briefs to discover more about factors influencing affordability.
  • Hear what others, outside of the hospital field, have to say about affordability by exploring our Voices on Value series.
  • Send your team to our innovation-focused boot camps to develop and refine new ideas.

Share your story! We want to hear about your approaches to decreasing health care costs and improving quality and patient experiences. Contact Priya Bathija at  pbathija@aha.org or 1-800-424-4301 to tell your story.

Issue Briefs and Data Resources

AHA's Issue briefs frame the issue of affordability and can be used by hospitals and health systems to initiate conversations with stakeholders in their communities. Areas of focus include examination of the cost drivers in the system and debunking the "myths" of what are driving health...

Members in Action

AHA's Members in Action series highlights how hospitals and health systems are implementing new value-based strategies to improve health care affordability. This includes work to redesign the delivery system, manage risk and new payment models, improve quality and outcomes, and implemen...

Innovation-focused Resources to Assist You

It’s no secret that both health care delivery and financing are changing. Uncertainty around federal and state financing for key health programs, as well as advances in science, technology and information management; the introduction of new models of care; changes in consumer preference...

Affordability Advocacy Agenda

AHA will incorporate principles that promote improved value into our ongoing policy and advocacy activities.   Individuals, employers, government and payers are seeking greater value for their health care dollars. Concerns around the affordability of health care will only grow as...

The Value Initiative Members in Action Podcast Series

*/ AHA’s Value Initiative provides leadership to the health care field on the issues of affordability and value. Our Members in Action series highlights how hospitals and health systems are implementing new value-based strategies to improve health care affordability. These value-b...

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