The Value of AHA Membership in 2020

You were there for our nation. We were there for you.

This past year, the COVID-19 public crisis has tested our country and our health care system like never before. All the while, AHA members have been a source of stability and comfort, providing care under unprecedented circumstances. Your leadership during this difficult time has been an inspiration.

The AHA has been proud to stand alongside you. From advocating for financial resources to getting you the information and clarity you have needed to move forward, we have worked hard to support you in the areas of Relief, Recovery, and Rebuilding and Reimagining care delivery.

The year may be nearly over, but the challenges are not. Rest assured that we will continue to deliver results for you, your communities, and the patients and families you serve.


Relief

The need is great. In 2020, the total projected financial loss to hospitals and health systems is more than $323 billion. But thanks to your support, action and advocacy, we have been able to deliver billions in financial support, remove regulatory barriers and help you get PPE, ventilators and other supplies you’ve needed to fight COVID-19.

Recovery

As the field learns to adapt to a new reality, we have provided resources and messaging that demonstrate that hospitals and health systems can remain in a state of emergency readiness while safely delivering care.

Rebuild & Reimagine

AHA members have demonstrated flexibility and resourcefulness in the face of this pandemic. We have worked to spread the lessons learned so that we can accelerate progress as we create a better health care system for the future.

Ongoing Challenges

COVID-19 was unfortunately not the only challenge we faced in 2020. This was a year during which other issues, such as equity, workforce resilience, behavioral health care, and cybersecurity raised significant concern. The AHA is responding with specific action plans and goals for each of these areas.

Keeping Up & Looking Ahead

2020 brought changes to the way we gather to share ideas and information – changes that will continue. Along with the field, the AHA has pivoted to virtual events, conference calls, and a mobile app that enables you to access information on the go. We are ready to work with the new Administration, and have a full slate of advocacy priorities for 2021, and are ready for the challenge.

Stay Up-to-Date!

AHA Today. Our flagship e-newsletter brings you the news, insights and resources you need 6 days a week, directly to your inbox. Visit www.aha.org/news to learn more.

Market Scan. Brought to you by the AHA for Center for Health Innovation, this weekly e-newsletter delivers the latest intelligence on health care disruption and health system transformation. Visit www.aha.org/center to learn more.

AHA.org. Our website provides you with a customizable dashboard to stay on top of the topics that matter most to you. Need help logging in? Email AHAhelp@aha.org to set up an account and password.

Special Bulletins, Alerts and Advisories. AHA Special Bulletins get you the key takeaways on breaking news, while Alerts let you know when we need you to weigh in with your federal lawmakers or regulatory agencies. AHA Advisories provide in-depth summaries of regulations and legislation. Visit www.aha.org/action to learn more.

Trustee Insights. This monthly, multimedia package provides resources and education specifically for the this audience, on both governance topics and the forces driving the nation’s health care system. To subscribe, visit trustees.aha.org.

AHA Events & Education. Every Wednesday we share a list of upcoming webinars, calls, events and conferences. Subscribers to AHA Today receive this email.

My AHA Connect. Exclusively for AHA members, this mobile app lets you access the latest updates on health care policy, contact your Congressional representatives, and more. Visit the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and search for "American Hospital Association."

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