Rural issues

Apr 21, 2021
The American Hospital Association’s 2022 Rural Health Care Leadership Conference, February 6-9, brings together top practitioners and thinkers to share strategies and resources for accelerating the shift to a more integrated and sustainable rural health system. We’ll examine the most significant…
Nov 22, 2022
AHA Executive Vice President Michelle Hood previews the 2023 Rural Health Care Leadership Conference, Feb. 19-22 in San Antonio, designed to help rural health care leaders transform their organizations through a focus on value and innovation.
Nov 18, 2022
Rural America is in crisis. A spike in suicides and deaths by substance abuse has strained communities already struggling with a lack of clinical and inpatient resources.
Nov 18, 2022
In recognition of National Rural Health Day Nov. 17, this last in a two-part series on rural behavioral health shares how a critical access hospital in Newland, N.C., obtained an unprecedented Medicare waiver to become a regional behavioral health hospital to expand inpatient capacity for…
Nov 18, 2022
Some 57 million rural Americans depend on their hospital as an important source of care as well as a critical component of their area's economic and social fabric.
Nov 17, 2022
To honor today’s annual celebration of rural hospitals and health systems, AHA’s John Supplitt, senior director of rural health services, talks with Roxie Wells, M.D., president of Cape Fear Valley Hoke Hospital and a member of the AHA Board of Trustees, about rural hospitals’ resilience in the…
Nov 17, 2022
A compilation of recent news from the AHA and its Rural Health Services team, whose focus is to ensure that rural hospitals’ and health systems’ unique needs are national priorities.
Nov 16, 2022
In recognition of National Rural Health Day on Nov. 17, 2022, AHA today joined a Twitter chat on rural health literacy hosted by the Rural Health Information Hub and National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health.
Nov 16, 2022
Welcome to the American Hospital Association’s new podcast series #JustLead, which highlights how hospitals and health systems that have been recognized with AHA Awards for innovation, collaboration, and health equity, are transforming health care for their communities.
Nov 15, 2022
In recognition of National Rural Health Day Nov. 17, AHA recently released a webinar recording exploring new rural health care partnership models developed by the Build Healthy Places Network to invest in community health.