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Want to know where we stand on advocacy issues important to essential hospitals? Read our most recent positions below or browse all our position papers »
America’s Essential Hospitals provides detailed updates on policy and advocacy issues for our members. View our most recent Action Updates below or browse the archive »
In recent years, a significant amount of policymaking activity has shifted from a federal to state focus. This trend likely will continue as the Trump administration makes state flexibility a cornerstone of its policymaking initiatives. Against this backdrop, America’s Essential Hospitals is tracking state health policy topics and trends relevant to essential hospitals and the people and communities they serve.
On the Hill is your weekly must-read for essential hospital issues and events on Capitol Hill. Read this week’s issue below or browse the archive »
Essential Hospitals Political Action Committee supports candidates for Congress who support essential hospitals. learn more »
Held in the spring and fall each year in Washington, D.C., Policy Assembly explores the legislative and regulatory outlook for essential hospitals and brings members to Capitol Hill to advocate for vulnerable patients.
The Government Relations Academy is a nine-month course designed to help government relations professionals at essential hospitals take their advocacy and communications skills to a new level.
The Federal Action Network (FAN) is a community that connects essential hospital advocates with other professionals interested in federal politics and policymaking. FAN offers advocates the opportunity to enhance their engagement with the legislative and regulatory issues that matter most to their hospitals.learn more »
America’s Essential Hospitals regularly compiles resource pages to inform our members and other stakeholders about timely issues such as COVID-19, immigration, the opioid crisis, IT security, and more.visit resource center »
America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading association and champion for hospitals dedicated to equitable, high-quality care for all, including those who face social and financial barriers to care. Since 1981, America’s Essential Hospitals has advanced policies and programs that promote health, health care access, and equity.
Essential Data: Our Hospitals, Our Patients – Results of America’s Essential Hospitals 2020 Annual Member Characteristics Survey
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Access and Quality for All
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