Issue Brief

Nov 6, 2020
The American Hospital Association issue brief “Improving Health Equity Through Medical-Legal Partnerships” discusses how such partnerships are supporting vulnerable populations and improving individual well-being and community health, and highlights case examples and resources.
Oct 27, 2020
Patients have many questions when planning for their care. An important one is: How much is this going to cost me?
Sep 28, 2020
To better support patients and their families through an acute or chronic illness, hospitals are adopting team-based models of care that encompass patients’ medical and social needs across the care continuum.
Aug 11, 2020
With the number of older adults in the United States projected to double in the next 40 years, hospitals and health systems are adapting low-tech, value-based strategies to improve patient outcomes for older adults. This issue brief highlights ways that age-friendly care’s 4Ms Framework and…
Jun 30, 2020
A new AHA report finds that the immense financial strain facing hospitals and health systems due to COVID-19 will continue through at least the end of 2020, with patient volume expected to remain well below baseline levels. The report estimates total losses for the nation’s hospitals and health…
Jun 26, 2020
In 2019, the Physician Alliance hosted rural physician leaders to a discussion about challenges and innovative strategies when providing care in rural hospitals. This issue brief includes keys to leadership in a rural setting, and clickable icon links to resources to explore how rural leaders…
Mar 4, 2020
This issue brief examines how hospitals and health systems are utilizing telehealth to improve patient outcomes and the patient experience, and reduce cost.
Dec 11, 2019
This issue brief examines how integration can take various forms based on provider, patient and community needs and how telebehavioral health can help in areas with shortages of behavioral health professionals.
Oct 9, 2019
The AHA Physician Alliance strives to equip physician leaders with strategies to improve the health of clinicians and reduce administrative burden.  
Oct 9, 2019
The AHA Physician Alliance regularly convenes senior physician executives as part of its Physician Leadership Circle for high-level conversations around issues facing physician leaders.