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Essential hospitals use naloxone, an overdose-reversal drug, to fight the growing opioid crisis; the association will host an Oct. 17 webinar on navigating the opioid crisis at essential hospitals.

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A new website launched by Essential Hospitals Institute can help hospitals evaluate their community’s greatest needs to determine where population health efforts will be most valuable.

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The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute will hold an informational town hall session on Oct. 17 for interested applicants; letters of intent are due Oct. 31.

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The Health Care Access Design Challenge, offered through the Federal Transit Administration, aims to overcome transportation-related barriers to health care access.

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The 2018 Culture of Health Prize will honor communities for innovative partnerships and collective initiatives to improve population health.

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Scientists at Oregon Health Sciences University, a member of America’s Essential Hospitals, for the first time used a gene editing technique to remove disease from a human embryo.

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The map shows that 39 states experienced an increase in opioid-related hospitalizations, including 32 states that are home to at least one essential hospital.

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Blood transfusions have long been used to compensate for significant blood loss or treat blood disorders, but some studies suggest they often are costly and unnecessary.

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Boston Medical Center’s contribution will help finance new housing, retail, and job creation in neighborhoods where its patients live and work.

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The study finds urban, nonprofit hospitals recognize the role of health disparities in outcomes, but could use greater incentives to make improvements.

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A study finds hospitals penalized more often in the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program's first years — including safety-net hospitals — were more likely to be penalized all five years.

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The campaign focuses on improving health equity, while acknowledging that environment and social factors play a large role in determining health outcomes.

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Researchers examined outcomes in Kentucky, Arkansas, and Texas; they found expanding access to health coverage improved care access and affordability.

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The 500 Cities Project — a collaboration between the CDC and RWJF — is bringing expanded public health data to 500 cities across the country, allowing communities to evaluate health on 27 metrics.

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As a high priority for America’s Essential Hospitals, meeting patients’ social needs highlighted many educational sessions at VITAL2016, the association's annual meeting.

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Researchers found significant health disparities between gay men, bisexual men, and bisexual women, compared with men and women who identified as heterosexual.

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Panelists discussed problems and potential solutions at the briefing, which pointed to low patient engagement, lack of resources and knowledge, and the need to integrate physical and behavioral health as key challenges.

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Downloadable tool from NCHPAD charts 5 sectors of the community and targets physical activity and healthy eating as key areas to improve population health.

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The new BMC study underscores “the importance of continued support for safety-net and minority-serving hospitals as national reform unfolds."

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Becker’s Hospital Review surveyed executives from each state on population health to determine the most pressing health concerns.

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New report from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) outlines five tips — or “watch-outs” — for improving population health.

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The agency examined existing research on vulnerable populations to provide strategies for reducing health disparities.

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Reports from the Health and Medicine Division — formerly IOM — find that incorporating social determinants into EHRs would reduce disparities in care.

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Updated: Annals of Surgery article covering the impact of patient socioeconomic status on operative mortality.

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Findings from a recent population health study conducted by Essential Hospital Institute staff have been published in the March 2016 issue of the Journal for Healthcare Quality.

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The Essential Hospitals Institute has compiled a compendium of tools that might be useful to essential providers as they pursue health equity goals.

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America's Essential Hospitals initiative supports hospital's development of an electronic referral, or eReferral, program to connect vulnerable patients to much-needed specialty services.

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Webinars to highlight diverse and timely issues, with a focus on bridging public health and health care; and community prevention and population health, and multisector engagement

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Reports examine the extent of health gaps among counties, what factors influence local residents' health, and what can be done at the state and local levels to make improvements.

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Institute researcher discusses the popular and up-and-coming movements in delivery system transformation and alternative payment models.

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Articles focus on innovative waivers that support states in transforming delivery systems to improve access and quality of care. Another focus is Medicaid coverage in areas of crucial need, such as mental health care.

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Articles cover the ACA's Medicaid expansion, Medicaid shortfalls and community benefit funds, and the impact of recent Supreme Court decisions on Medicaid.

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The new website provides health care providers and policymakers with further information about the National Partnership as well as access to resources for collaboration and tackling health policy issues.

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The Essential Women’s Leadership Academy aims to decrease the gender gap in executive level positions at essential hospitals.

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Whether as part of community benefit requirements or in addressing the social determinants of health, hospitals can engage in community development initiatives to encourage health improvements beyond the hospital walls.

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Findings suggest variation among four national hospital ratings systems decreases value to consumers and providers

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Hennepin County Medical Center found that better communication, workflow, and targeted quality improvement projects improved physician burnout, dissatisfaction, and retention.

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An interactive map takes you across the nation, exploring remarkable population health programs from members of America's Essential Hospitals.

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In recent journal articles from the New England Journal of Medicine and Medical Care, researchers explore issues related to Medicare accountable care organizations and patient-centered medical homes.

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Association researcher concludes web series by describing the web-like effect of social factors on health and treatment

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Association researcher Janelle Schrag explores insights from APHA's annual meeting, which targeted neighborhood factors as important health indicators.

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A recent Health Affairs article explores how Hennepin Health uses ACO savings from decreased ED visits, better primary care to help the homeless, mentally ill.

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Recent journal articles explore socioeconomic status, accountable care organizations, and other issues relevant to essential hospitals.

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Recent journal articles explore interventions to reduce readmissions, uncover barriers to recovery for vulnerable adults, decrease emergency department utilization, and more.

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The social determinants of health are a critical topic for essential hospital providers - learn more from this avid researcher's perspective.

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Recent articles from Health Affairs, the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, the Journal for Healthcare Quality, and The New England Journal of Medicine explore efforts to reduce readmissions and infection rates, improve patient safety, and more.

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Recent journal articles curated from Health Affairs and the New England Journal of Medicine highlight payment reform programs and strategies and the impact of socioeconomic status on readmissions.

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A Truman Medical Centers study examines clinical decision support systems’ impact on venous thromboembolism prevention.

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Senior Research Associate Katie Reid, MPH, explains data’s role in research and offers tips for how to keep analyses on track.

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Research Associate Janelle Schrag recounts interviews with four essential hospitals about their chronic disease programs.

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Recent studies, which appeared in the January 2014 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, highlight how several hospitals successfully reduced patient harm in different areas of their organization.

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Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital's patient safety officer highlights the power of data and transparency to reduce hospital harm events.

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America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable. Since 1981, America’s Essential Hospitals has initiated, advanced, and preserved programs and policies that help these hospitals ensure access to care. We support members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education.