Hospitals and health systems respond to the injuries caused by firearms every day. Gun violence has a significant public health dimension, and hospital and health system leaders have the unique ability to lead initiatives to reduce the risk of violence and advocate for advancing health. The AHA, through its Hospitals Against Violence initiative, is proud to serve as a trusted partner and resource for the field on this issue. To that end, HAV has launched a new webpage to support hospitals and health systems' efforts on this issue.
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AHA's Hospitals Against Violence initiative launches resources on public health approaches to gun violence
Hospitals and health systems are committed to continually making their communities and workplaces safer. Key to that is preventing violence within hospitals, ensuring the safety of staff and patients. Through the Hospitals Against Violence initiative, AHA is highlighting successful programs and practices including preparedness drills, de-escalation training and a host of other initiatives that vary but meet the needs of their communities and their colleagues.
Violence is a growing public health issue so in the fall of 2016, the AHA's Hospital Against Violence (HAV) initiative was created. HAV supports AHA members and the health care field as they work to combat workplace and community violence by providing educational offerings, tools, resources; identifying national partnerships or coalitions; and supporting data and information collection research.
In September 2011, the American Hospital Association convened a roundtable of clinical and health systems experts to examine the future primary care workforce needs of patients, as well as the role hospitals and health care systems can play in effectively delivering primary care.
This paper is designed to continue the conversation around the concepts discussed in AHA's "Hospitals and Care Systems of the Future", and the AHA Workforce Center's "Workforce Roles in a Redesigned Primary Care Model" and "Reconfiguring the Bedside Care Team of the Future" and explore them in greater depth.
The American Hospital Association (AHA) recently convened a roundtable (for a list of participants, see Appendix B) to discuss whether the traditional bedside care team could be reconfigured to meet the imminent needs of the U. S. population. These needs emanate from a more culturally and socio-economically diverse population, patients experiencing acute episodes with multiple conditions, and an aging population requiring more health care services. Driving the need for change is the reality that, in 2014, more than 25 million new patients will enter the U.S. health care system as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).
The Health Care Talent Scan will help you better understand the latest forces and trends affecting health care human resources. With insights from the field’s most trusted sources, it can help you turn the challenges presented by health care’s rapid transformation into opportunities for lasting success.
America’s hospitals and health systems are at the center of their communities, both as providers of critical services and as large – and often the largest – employers. Labor is the largest single cost for most hospitals, and the workforce is essential to the critical mission of providing life-saving care. Although there are challenges, there also are opportunities to improve care, motivate and re-skill staff, and modernize processes and business models that reflect the shift toward providing the right care, at the right time, in the right setting.
AHA Workforce and AHA’s American Society for Health Care Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) convened HR leaders from across the country to discuss top workforce challenges, shifts in needs and how the field is adapting recruitment and retention practices to anticipate changes in health care delivery.
To meet the demand for health care workforce development and expansion, New York’s Staten Island Performing Provider System (SI PPS) partnered with the College of Staten Island and SEIU/1199 Training and Education Fund to sponsor an apprenticeship program and short- and long-term training strategies.