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 Hospital-Community Partnerships to Build a Culture of Health: A Compendium of Case Studies

Hospital-Community Partnerships to Build a Culture of Health: A Compendium of Case Studies - September 2017
This compendium is a resource developed by HRET, offers examples of successful hospital-community partnerships from across the U.S. These collaborations are addressing emerging health care issues beyond the four walls of hospitals and improving health outcomes.

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 Housing and the Role of Hospitals

Housing and the Role of Hospitals - August 2017
The second guide in a series on the social determinants of health, “Housing and the Role of Hospitals” provides strategies to address housing instability and improve community and population health. This guide recommends a step-by-step pathway for hospitals to consider when developing housing programs.

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 A Playbook for Fostering Hospital-Community Partnerships to Build a Culture of Health

A Playbook for Fostering Hospital-Community Partnerships to Build a Culture of Health - July 2017
With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Health Research & Educational Trust developed a playbook of effective methods, tools and strategies to create new partnerships and sustain successful existing ones. The playbook also incorporates lessons learned from HRET’s Learning in Collaborative Communities cohort, 10 communities from across the U.S. with strong, successful hospital-community partnerships.

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 Food Insecurity and the Role of Hospitals

Food Insecurity and the Role of Hospitals - June 2017
This guide, released by the American Hospital Association, Health Research & Educational Trust and Association for Community Health Improvement, is the first in a series of forthcoming resources about addressing the determinants of health to improve community health. This guide shares insights on the complex issue of food insecurity and describes how food insecurity can increase the risk for chronic diseases, affect child development and increase health care costs.

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Community Health Initiatives at the American Hospital Association - June 2017
The American Hospital Association and the Health Research & Educational Trust are working to support community health through innovative campaigns, alliances, initiatives, publications and awards. This work focuses on several areas, including health equity and eliminating care disparities, community health workers, violence and safety, health system and community collaborations to advance health, and determinants of health.

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Next Generation of Community Health– February 2017
This report explores what the next generation of community health may look like as hospitals redefine themselves to keep pace with the changing health care landscape.

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Task Force on Ensuring Access in Vulnerable Communities – November 2016
Recognizing the need for new integrated and comprehensive health care delivery and payment strategies, the AHA Board of Trustees created the Task Force on Ensuring Access in Vulnerable Communities.The taskforce report outlines nine emerging strategies that can help preserve access to health care services in vulnerable communities.

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Creating Effective Hospital-Community Partnerships to Build a Culture of Health – August 2016
This guide, released by the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET), with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), focuses on how hospitals and communities can develop and sustain partnership

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Applying Research Principles to the Community Health Needs Assessment Process – July 2016
This guide, released by the Health Research & Educational Trust with support from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, focuses on applying research principles to the community health needs assessments (CHNA) process.

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Engaging Patients and Communities in the Community Health Needs Assessment Process– March 2016
This HPOE guide is a collaboration with the Association for Community Health Improvement and the Health Research & Educational Trust, with support from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, presents a model for engaging patients, their families and community members at each step of the CHNA process.

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Hospital Approaches to Interrupt the Cycle of Violence – March 2015 
Hospitals and care systems are uniquely positioned to play an integral role preventing violence in their communities. Evidence shows that hospital-based violence intervention programs reduce violence, save lives and decrease health care costs. This guide offers hospital leaders a model for hospital-based violence intervention that can be tailored to each community’s unique needs.

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Approaches to Population Health in 2015: A National Survey of Hospitals – August 2015 
To support hospitals embarking on their population health journey, the Health Research & Educational Trust and the Association for Community Health Improvement, in partnership with the Public Health Institute, conducted a nationwide survey of hospitals and health care systems to assess the state of population health efforts in 2015.

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Hospital-based Strategies for Creating a Culture of Health– October 2014 
Hospital-based Strategies for a Creating Culture of Health provides background on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s vision to build a Culture of Health and discusses how hospitals are contributing to community health improvement. The guide reports the findings of HRET’s review of 300 community health needs assessments, provides strategic considerations for hospital engagement in community health improvement and offers a model of the hospital’s role in building a culture of health.Hospital-based Strategies for Creating a Culture of Health – October 2014 Hospital-based Strategies for a Creating Culture of Health provides background on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s vision to build a Culture of Health and discusses how hospitals are contributing to community health improvement. The guide reports the findings of HRET’s review of 300 community health needs assessments, provides strategic considerations for hospital engagement in community health improvement and offers a model of the hospital’s role in building a culture of health.

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Building a Culture of Health
Creating a culture of health requires community partnerships with every major stakeholder contributing to a common good. This infographic presents the diverse roles that hospital leaders canplay in building a culture of health and highlights key points summarized in October 2014 report “Hospital-based Strategies for Creating a Culture of Health”

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Engaging Patients and Communities in Community Health Assessments
When hospitals engage community members and patients in the community health assessment process, ...

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Hospital-Identified Priorities in Community Health Needs Assessments
Working with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this infographic summarizes the findings of a review of 300 community health needs assessments related to identifying priority health needs and hospital partners in the October 2014 report “Hospital-based Strategies for Creating a Culture of Health." Additionally, the infographic "Building a Culture of Health" provides a summary of the entire report.

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Population Health Definition
There is often confusion around what is meant by the term “population health.” HPOE and the Association for Community Health Improvement offer a definition of the term as well as the goals and processes that hospitals should consider as they implement population health strategies. 

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The Second Curve of Population Health – March 2014
This guide builds upon prior American Hospital Association reports that outlined a road map for hospitals and care systems to use as they transition to the second curve of population health. Though the rate and extent to which hospitals and care systems engage in population health may vary, a significant shift toward population health is anticipated in the next three to five years. The tactics described in this guide provide a framework for initiatives that hospitals and care systems could pursue to develop an institutional infrastructure that supports population health.

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Trends in Hospital-based Population Health Infrastructure

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