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    Download the new Annual Impact Report Infographic and find out how HRET is advancing its mission in the field. Learn more.

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    CHNAFinder provides valuable information on priority health needs. Hopsitals and health systems can use this information to partner with others on similar health needs and improve population health. Visit CHNAFinder.

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    Click here to watch highlights from the The Journey Ahead: Advancing Health in America – Convening with American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Research & Educational Trust, Institute for Diversity and Health Equity and the Physician Alliance.

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    Join us Sept. 21-23 for skill-building around value-based care. Learn more.

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    Provides guidance and information to help hospitals address the opioid crisis. Learn more.

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    HRET highlights successful hospital-community partnerships from across the U.S. Learn more.

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  • CHNAFinder

    The CHNAFinder,, is an AHA members-only database with nearly 3,000 community health needs assessments completed in 2012–2016. AHA members can use this map-based tool to identify and compare trends in priority health needs in their community and state and across the U.S., and explore opportunities to partner with other health care organizations and community stakeholders to build healthier communities and improve population health. This tool was developed by the AHA's Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) and Association for Community Health Improvement (ACH), with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. For more information, contact Submit your hospital's or health system's most recent CHNA findings here.

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  • HSR Announces Changes

    Andy Bindman, M.D., joins Health Services Research (HSR) journal as fellow co-editor-in chief with Patrick S. Romano, M.D. Four new senior associate editors also have been named. The journal is embarking on a multiyear effort to improve the reader experience and enhance its utility to health care leaders and policymakers.

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  • Stem the Tide: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

    This toolkit, released by the AHA, provides guidance and information to hospitals and health systems on how they can partner with patients, clinicians and communities to address the opioid epidemic. Developed with input from a multidisciplinary team of front-line clinicians and subject matter experts, the toolkit includes links to guidelines, training, webinars, reports and other resources.

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  • 2018 John M. Eisenberg Article-of-the-Year

    An article authored by Chiang-Hua Chang titled "Association between Temporal Changes in Primary Care Workforce and Patient Outcomes" has been selected as the 2018 John M. Eisenberg Article-of-the-Year in Health Services Research. Established in 2003, the annual award recognizes “excellent and original” research among all articles published in the Journal in the year prior to the award.

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  • AHA Health Care Transformation Fellowship

    The 2018-2019 AHA Health Care Transformation Fellowship is strategically aligning with AHA’s The Value Initiative to provide training in leadership and innovation to tackle the key issues and disruptors affecting health care affordability and cost.

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  • Innovation Leadership Challenge: Collaborating to Improve Hospital Flow, Save Lives and Reduce Costs

    Join leaders in hospital flow at the Innovation Leadership Challenge: Collaborating to Improve Hospital Flow, Save Lives and Reduce Costs pre-AHA Leadership Summit session to learn about proven innovative processes, tools, frameworks and insights in a dynamic environment. After this pre-Summit session you'll be able to make dramatic improvements in capacity and patient safety, all with decreased costs to your hospital. Come join your operational, strategy and clinical colleagues in hands-on small group design sessions to move from understanding to action. Co-sponsored by the American College of Emergency Physicians.

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