Affiliates and Related Organizations
AHA divisions devoted to advancing workforce issues:
AHA Response to RFI Related to Schedule A Occupations that Satisfy the Permanent Labor Certification Requirement
AHA responds to the DOL Office of Foreign Labor Certification Employment and Training Administration's request for information related to Schedule A occupations that satisfy the permanent labor certification requirement.
The American Hospital Association has been working to educate policymakers and the public about the significant challenges facing our field. The AHA in 2024 will work with Congress, the Administration, the regulatory agencies, the courts and others to positively influence the public policy environment for patients, communities and the health care field for years to come.
- Advocacy & Public Policy
- Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19)
- Access & Health Coverage
- Access to Care in Vulnerable Communities
- Access to Behavioral Health
- Disparities/Equity of Care
- Reducing Healthcare Disparities
- Quality & Patient Safety
- Making Healthcare More Affordable
- Advancing Best Practices for Hospitals & Health Systems
Interest of Amicus Curiae The American Hospital Association (AHA) is a national not-for-profit association that represents
The AHA Nov. 15 released its 2024 Health Care Workforce Scan — an annual snapshot of America’s hospital and health system employment, based on reports, studies and other data sources from leading organizations and researchers. The scan also offers valuable insights and practical recommendations to guide member organizations forward. The AHA Nov. 15 released its 2024 Health Care Workforce Scan — an annual snapshot of America’s hospital and health system employment, based on reports, studies and other data sources from leading organizations and researchers. The scan also offers valuable insights and practical recommendations to guide member organizations forward. The complex workforce challenges hospitals and health care systems face are an amalgam of new concerns and old issues. Successfully navigating them requires an ongoing commitment to develop innovative, multifaceted solutions. Under the direction of the AHA Board Task Force on Workforce, the Association continues to provide the field with tools, data, successful practices and strategies to strengthen the health care workforce now, in the near future and over the long term.
Futurescan 2024 is the latest in a series of publications for health care leaders that the American Hospital Association’s Society for Health Care Strategy & Market Development (SHSMD) in collaboration with the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) has published annually since 1999. This highly respected annual guide will help hospital and health system leaders prepare themselves and their organizations for the future as an essential tool for strategic planning.
AHA letter to Senators Durbin and Cramer expressing support for the Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act (S. 3211).
AHA letter to Representatives Schneider and Bacon expressing support of the Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act (H.R. 6205).
AHA comments on provisions included in the Bipartisan Primary Care and Health Workforce Expansion Act.
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by Ashley Thompson - AHA Senior Vice President, Public Policy Analysis and Development
The AHA strongly believes that a skilled, caring workforce is integral to delivery of high quality, safe care. At the same time, safe staffing is about much more than a number. We are concerned that in proposing a one-size-fits-all numerical staffing threshold, CMS would remove the role of clinical judgment in staffing facilities, and inadvertently create patient access challenges across the health care system.