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Resource Pages for Essential Hospitals

Federal agencies and other expert sources have made a rich collection of guidance available to help hospitals prepare for and respond to the new coronavirus, COVID-19. Visit our resource page regularly for new and updated information for member hospitals and others confronting this public health crisis.  |  view resources »

Federal Action Network (FAN) Resources

This page is a resource for FAN members to better advocate on the Hill and beyond, including congressional hearing summaries, the association’s latest position papers, and our recent federal comment letters to the Biden administration.

Other Infectious Disease Resources for Essential Hospitals

America’s Essential Hospitals has established this resource page for its member hospitals and others with an interest emerging health crises. Essential hospitals provide a significant volume of public health and emergency preparedness services and stand ready to support the nation’s response to pandemic threats, including:

Disaster Response Resources for Essential Hospitals

America’s Essential Hospitals has compiled these resources to assist our members in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency situation. Resources include links to various resources and agencies, as well as a sample contact list provided by one of our members. view more »

SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act – Grant and Demonstration Opportunity Tracker

America’s Essential Hospitals created this tracker to serve as a resource to members. This tracker is not a comprehensive list of all grants and demonstration projects in the law. Rather, this tracker focuses on opportunities that will be available to essential hospitals or state projects that could include essential hospitals. The tracker is organized by how the program appears in the text of the law. view more »

Opioid Resources for Essential Hospitals

In recent years, the opioid epidemic has become a major public health concern across the country. In 2017, it was declared a public health emergency, allowing federal health agencies to allocate resources and hire specialists to focus on the issue. Essential hospitals play a key role in the prevention and intervention of this widespread problem. America’s Essential Hospitals has compiled relevant federal resources on this evolving health crisis, view more »

Immigration and Health Care: Resources for Essential Hospitals

America’s Essential Hospitals has compiled relevant resources to inform essential hospitals about the rights of patients and providers. One of these resources — a comprehensive provider toolkit created by the National Immigration Law Center — includes fact sheets and templates on patient rights and privacy of patient records, as well as sample messages to display for patients. view more »

IT Security Resources for Essential Hospitals

Health IT can improve the sharing of information with patients, patient outcomes, and providers’ transmission of important data to public health departments. As hospitals increasingly rely on health IT, the risk of cybersecurity breaches also increases. America’s Essential Hospitals has established this resource page to connect its members with cybersecurity resources that focus on preventing and responding to IT attacks. view more »

Quality Payment Program Resources for Essential Hospitals

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 established a new approach to physician payment: the Quality Payment Program (QPP). This page contains infographics and resources to help essential hospitals navigate these changes. view more »

Resources on Sociodemographic Factors and Health Outcomes

A large and growing body of evidence shows that sociodemographic factors – age, race, ethnicity, and language, for example – and socioeconomic status (SES), such as income and education, can influence health outcomes. Here, find a periodically updated list of research and other resources on the need to risk adjust performance measures for socioeconomic and sociodemographic factors. view more »

America’s Essential Hospitals regularly compiles resource pages to inform our members and other stakeholders about timely issues.

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