Promoting Healthy Communities

Jun 4, 2020
The AHA is sharing new case studies, leadership blogs and tools every day this week to mark Community Health Improvement Week.
Apr 22, 2020
In this podcast, Darren Henson, AHA’s director at the Institute for Diversity & Health Equity, explores how despite the COVID-19 outbreak, Loyola University Medical Center – serving the Chicago area – remains committed to its partnership with a community-driven, multi-sector coalition.…
Feb 27, 2020
Smoking, diabetes and hospital readmission rates fall and exercising and healthy eating increases in communities where hospitals and health systems use effective strategies to encourage healthy behavior changes, writes Nancy Myers, vice president of leadership and system innovation at the AHA…
Feb 21, 2020
The Department of Veterans Affairs offers a host of materials to help community partners, including health care organizations, prevent suicide among veterans.
Feb 20, 2020
Hospitals and health systems are leading initiatives to foster healthy behaviors and improve the health of individuals and communities, according to new AHA resources highlighting their strategies and successes.
Feb 20, 2020
This season’s flu vaccine has been about 45% effective at preventing flu-related outpatient visits, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.
Jun 14, 2019
Between 2008 and 2017, the share of adults meeting the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans increased from 19.4% to 25.3% among urban residents and from 13.3% to 19.6% among rural residents.
Dec 10, 2018
“No one should expect that the benefits hospitals provide will be the same for every community,” AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack says in a letter to the editor of Modern Helathcare.
Mar 29, 2018
Nebraska hospitals contributed nearly $1.27 billion to programs that benefited their communities in 2016.
Feb 13, 2018
The prize honors health care organizations that have demonstrated exceptional commitment to community service.