As the healthcare sector continues to go through tremendous transformation, an overwhelming majority of hospitals now voice a strong commitment to population health, according to a new national survey of hospitals conducted by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Association for Community Health Improvement (ACHI) and Health Research & Educational Trust, in partnership with the Public Health Institute. Takeaways include:
Hospitals are committed to population health.
Hospitals seek collaboration and partnership.
There is more to be done.
“I have spent my career jointly working on behalf of hospitals and working on behalf of public health. We each have so much to learn from each other—I am encouraged to see that synergy is beginning to happen,” said Mary A. Pittman, DrPH, president and CEO of the Public Health Institute (PHI), and former head of AHA’s Health Research and Educational Trust. “Providing excellent clinical care for patients remains essential, but hospitals are also in a strong position to engage in efforts in the broader community that address factors that cause illness in the first place.”
Find out more about the survey results.