The Value Initiative: Framing the Issue of Affordable Health Care

The Value Initiative

 
 

Hospitals are driving value in their communities

Affordable health care is one of the biggest concerns facing families, employers and government, and America’s hospitals are tackling the challenge head on. Through AHA’s The Value Initiative, we are leading the health care field on the issues of affordability and value.

The Value Initiative:

  • Frames the issues of value and affordability for hospitals, health system and other stakeholders.
  • Provides education, resources and tools for hospitals to advance affordable health care and promote value.
  • Gathers data, stories and hospital experiences to develop and support federal policy solutions.
  • Builds a platform through which AHA drives a national dialogue with policymakers and other stakeholders to develop solutions that improve affordability.

Explore The Value Initiative’s tools and resources by clicking on the tabs below.

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.

Framing Value & Affordability

The Value Initiative is creating resources to frame the issues of value and affordability. Hospitals can use these resources to initiate conversations with stakeholders in their communities.

Members in Action

Hospitals are driving value and affordability through redesigning the delivery system, managing risk and new payment models, improving quality and outcomes, and implementing operational solutions. Read case studies and listen to podcasts to learn about how AHA members are applying th...

Driving Value

The Value Initiative is developing resources to guide your value journey. Explore value-based strategies you can apply in your hospital and community.

Affordability Advocacy Agenda

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 overall health care spending continues to rise. Health systems and hospitals are working hard to advance affordabili...

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Case Studies
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Data & Insights
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The State of Value: 2018 Snapshot is a members-only resource that aggregates data from a variety of sources, including the AHA Annual Survey and our inaugural…
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Issue Landing Page
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