Iris Lundy, R.N., vice president of health equity at Sentara Health, discusses their thoughtful approach to delivering accessible and high-quality health care to the ones who need it most.
As part of Community Health Improvement Week June 10-14, the AHA released a video showcasing the impact Indiana University Health's iHEART collaborative has had on barbershops and other community spaces to address health disparities in Indianapolis.
The Coalition to Strengthen America’s Healthcare June 12 released a 30-second advertisement featuring real nurses discussing how hospitals and health systems provide 24/7 quality health care to patients, families and communities.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee June 12 passed AHA-supported legislation during a markup of bills that passed the Health Subcommittee in May.
The AHA praised House and Senate leaders in letters June 12 for reintroducing the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act, bipartisan legislation that would streamline prior authorization requirements under Medicare Advantage plans.
AHA’s Community Health Assessment toolkit provides step-by-step instructions for conducting community health assessments and improvement plans.
The Health Resources and Services Administration June 11 announced that Montana is eligible for $5.4 million in federal funding this year for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program, which provides voluntary home visits to improve maternal and child health for families in high-risk communities.
The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) June 11 released its June report to Congress. The first chapter focuses on improving the transparency of financing the non-federal share of Medicaid and CHIP.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau June 11 released a proposed rule that would remove medical bills from credit reports. The rule would prohibit credit reporting companies from sharing medical debts with lenders and prevent lenders from making borrowing decisions based on medical information. 
Chris DeRienzo, M.D., AHA senior vice president and chief physician executive, speaks with three experts about how the award-winning Women and Infant Substance Help (WISH) Center at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital is helping mothers break their addiction to opioids and other substances.
The Supreme Court June 10 agreed to review a case challenging how the Department of Health and Human Services applies Congress’ formula for calculating Disproportionate Share Hospital payments.
Microsoft and Google will provide a range of free or discounted cybersecurity services to rural hospitals across the country to help them in their efforts to prevent cyberattacks. The announcement was made June 10 in collaboration with the White House and the AHA.
The AHA submitted a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services June 7, commenting on the fiscal year 2025 proposed rule for the long-term care hospital prospective payment system.
The AHA expressed concerns June 10 to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services about its proposed Transforming Episode Accountability Model (TEAM), saying it "is proposing to mandate a model that has significant design flaws, and as proposed, places too much risk on providers with too little opportunity for reward in the form of shared savings, especially considering the significant upfront investments required."
by Joanne M. Conroy, M.D., Chair, American Hospital Association
This week is Community Health Improvement Week, a time to celebrate people and organizations working to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities and accelerate health equity.
The Department of Health and Human Services June 7 announced declines in uninsurance rates among Black, Latino, Asian and Native American communities from 2010-2022, as more people attained federal health care coverage.
Kenneth Rogers, M.D., vice president and chief medical officer at WellSpan Health, discusses how the implementation of their Behavioral Health Emergency Response Team has successfully de-escalated workplace violence incidents by 75% since 2019.
More than 230 nurse leaders from 37 states attended the American Organization for Nursing Leadership Advocacy Academy and its Advocacy Day June 2-4 in Washington, D.C.
The AHA June 7 submitted comments on a discussion draft of the Drug Shortage Prevention and Mitigation Act, bipartisan legislation proposing to provide Medicare incentive payments to hospitals.
AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack and dozens of hospital and health system leaders from across the country June 6 participated in a meeting with senior Administration officials at the White House