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WellSpan Health in York, Pa., will receive the 2024 AHA Quest for Quality Prize for its commitment to improving quality through its health equity strategic plan and other initiatives.
Access to quality mental and physical health services can be a complex challenge, but for individuals of color and people with severe or chronic mental illnesses, finding treatment can be exceptionally hard.
The results of a study published July 16 by JAMA Network Open showed a 19% increase in postpartum primary care provider visits for patients through the use of automated, op-out appointments, reminders and educational messages. 
The Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response July 16 announced it will work with the Department of Commerce on an assessment of the active pharmaceutical industrial base to better understand the pharmaceutical supply chain and how it has changed since the COVID-19 pandemic.
The AHA July 16 urged the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation not to implement its newly proposed Increasing Organ Transplant Access Model as currently constructed, expressing concerns about many of its design features.
Terry Fulmer, Ph.D., R.N., president of the John A. Hartford Foundation, explains in a new blog how its "4Ms" care model aligns with AHA's Patient Safety Initiative.
AHA and the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity released the fifth and final installment in its five-part DEI Data Insights series, which highlights results from the last DEI Benchmark Survey.
Antimicrobial-resistant infections remained above pre-pandemic levels in 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Kittitas Valley Healthcare, based in Ellensburg, Wash., was delivering 300-350 babies each year in the region prior to 2022, offering the area’s only comprehensive obstetric services.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention July 14 announced four confirmed human cases of H5N1 bird flu among farm workers who were working at a Colorado poultry facility.
The AHA July 15 commented to Senators Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Bill Cassidy, R-La., responding to a request for information based on the Pay PCPs Act, legislation designed to improve support and pay for primary care providers.
by Joanne M. Conroy, M.D., Chair, American Hospital Association
We know that health equity matters. But what exactly does the term mean?
The AHA’s Hospital Community Collaborative has released "Healthier Together," a report about the program’s impact on community health throughout the country.
The AHA July 11 released its quarterly Health Care Plan Accountability Update, a roundup of news, letters, statements and other resources covering private insurance plans, Medicare Advantage and related issues.
by Rick Pollack, President and CEO, AHA
Patient safety is the top priority of every caregiver. Hospitals and health systems never stop searching for ways to improve quality, performance and results for the individuals and families who entrust them with their care.
Evan Williams, a certified association executive, will serve as new executive director for the American Society for Health Care Risk Management and the Society for Health Care Strategy & Market Development, both organizations announced July 10.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services July 2 announced that Maryland, Vermont and Connecticut will be the first participants in the States Advancing All-Payer Health Equity Approaches and Development (AHEAD) Model.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently released results of an air ambulance qualifying payment amount calculations audit on Aetna Health in Texas.
An infographic released by the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center highlights the decline of maternity care access in rural counties across the U.S. from 2010-2022, finding that nearly 59% of rural counties did not have any hospital-based obstetric services as of 2022.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services July 10 announced there will be 133 participants representing 772 practices for its new Making Care Primary Model.