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Aug 10, 2020 by Melinda L. Estes, M.D.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals remain cornerstones of their communities, as they’ve always been. They continue to serve and heal, provide jobs, food, social services and education around sound health practices. 
Aug 7, 2020 by John Supplitt
Rural hospitals, already facing enormous challenges, quickly adapted when COVID-19 reached their communities. In this blog, John Supplitt, senior director of AHA Rural Health Services, points to the many examples of rural teams using innovative measures to improve quality of patient care during the pandemic.
Aug 7, 2020 by Rick Pollack
A divided Congress. A lapsed deadline to pass important legislation. And uncertainty about how the situation will end.
Aug 5, 2020
The AHA’s Hospitals Against Violence (HAV) initiative, in partnership with the National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center (NMVVRC), debuts a collection of new resources for hospital and health systems to support victims and communities impacted by mass violence incidents, including a web resource and webinar series.
Aug 3, 2020 by Melinda L. Estes, M.D.
A Renewed Call to Dare All for Our Country
Jul 31, 2020 by Rick Pollack
There’s a poignant moment in Hamilton: An American Musical in which a despondent George Washington laments the long odds of his revolution, “a powder keg about to explode” unless he receives an immediate infusion of the supplies and reinforcements he was initially promised at the war’s start.
Jul 27, 2020 by Melinda L. Estes, M.D.
COVID-19 has disproportionately affected communities of color throughout the nation, with minorities more likely to be infected and severely impacted by the virus. But its effect is more than physical.
Jul 24, 2020 by Rick Pollack
With COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths on the rise in much of the country, negotiations on the next COVID-19 relief package are picking up in the Senate.
Jul 20, 2020 by Elisa Arespacochaga
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Jul 20, 2020 by Melinda L. Estes, M.D.
In 2016, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and former Archbishop Desmond Tutu spent one week together in deep discussion about joy. How to obtain it and hold on to it in a changing and often chaotic world.