What's Next?

To move the need forward, use the resources below to keep advancing the health and well-being of your communities.


Conference Plenary Video

The last of our plenary videos from the conference features Will Snyder, System Vice President of External Affairs at Presence Health explaining the hospital's affordable housing program.


New Tool! CHNAFinder
Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the CHNAFinder is a new resource for AHA members to search and access nearly 3,000 community health needs assessments from U.S. hospitals and health systems, providing opportunities for partnering to improve population health. The CHNAFinder features an AHA-members only map-based tool which helps you identify trends in priority health needs in your community, state and across the country. Build your population health agenda around priority health issues. Download
the user guide.

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New Resource on Social Determinants of Health
The AHA released a new resource highlighting the importance of addressing the social determinants of health. The PowerPoint presentation includes an overview of the social determinants of health, outlines the impact the social determinants of health have on individuals and communities; steps hospitals and health systems can take to address them; case examples from organizations who are taking action to address certain social determinants; and AHA resources. Hospital and health system leaders can use the presentation in conversations with their employees, trustees and community. Visit the AHA's social determinants of health page and the AHA's Value Initiative for more resources.

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Member Stories

Penrose Jackson and Team Celebrates CHI Month!


Penrose Jackson, Director of Community Health Improvement and her team at University of Vermont Medical Center are celebrating Community Health Improvement Month for the second year in a row. The hospital invited 15 internal departments to join in the celebration and are anticipating close to 140 participants over the next few weeks. To observe the month, employees have been volunteering for three to four hours at local organizations, mostly during work hours. During week one, employees volunteered at the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf (CEFS) in Burlington, VT. CEFS works to alleviate hunger by feeding people and cultivating opportunities. As the largest direct service emergency food provider in Vermont, CEFS serves over 12,000 individuals each year

Stories from the Field

New Stories on Improving Patient Experiences
Huddle for Care shares two stories on improving patient experiences and health, both inside and outside clinical walls: