American Hospital Association (AHA)

The American Hospital Association (AHA) is the national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities. Nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and 43,000 individual members come together to form the AHA.

Through our representation and advocacy activities, AHA ensures that members’ perspectives and needs are heard and addressed in national health policy development, legislative and regulatory debates, and judicial matters. Our advocacy efforts include the legislative and executive branches and include the legislative and regulatory arenas.

Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends.

'Enough is enough': Nebraska medical organizations issue statement on hospital violence
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'Enough is enough': Nebraska medical organizations issue statement on hospital violence

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – The Nebraska Hospital Association and the Nebraska Medical Association have issued a joint statement on an increasing trend of violence in hospitals. The statement follows a recent string of mass shootings across the country, including one at a hospital campus in Oklahoma. “We continue to grieve for our children and our…

White House releases updated national plan to combat human trafficking
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White House releases updated national plan to combat human trafficking

The White House today released an updated national plan to combat human trafficking, which identifies priority actions to enhance the federal response over the next three years. Among other priorities, these include Department of Health and Human Services’ actions to establish and implement a national prevention plan; address forced labor in public health supply chains; and enhance…

Free webinar on treating survivors of human trafficking with SUD, co-occurring disorders
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Free webinar on treating survivors of human trafficking with SUD, co-occurring disorders

The National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center July 28, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. ET will host a virtual pilot of its new training program designed to equip providers with information and resources to better serve survivors of human trafficking with substance use and/or co-occurring disorders. Learn more and register here. EYES ON TRAFFICKING…

Blog: 3 steps every hospital can take to implement human trafficking prevention programs
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Blog: 3 steps every hospital can take to implement human trafficking prevention programs

Implementing a human trafficking prevention program may seem daunting during the COVID-19 pandemic, but simple steps can get every hospital started, write Hanni Stoklosa, M.D., founding CEO of HEAL Trafficking and an emergency physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and George Askew, M.D., chairperson of the HEAL Trafficking Board and deputy chief administrator officer for…

Three steps every hospital can take to implement human trafficking prevention programs
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Three steps every hospital can take to implement human trafficking prevention programs

Every successful conversation about preventing human trafficking starts with a simple instruction, according to survivors. “Show empathy,” implored Jose Alfaro at the final 2021 AHA, HEAL Trafficking and Jones Day anti-trafficking convening. Alfaro, himself a survivor, shared how – despite multiple contacts with health care for his post-traumatic stress disorder, substance use and anxiety –…

Hospitals Against Violence workshop provides insights for health care and community leaders to fight human trafficking
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Hospitals Against Violence workshop provides insights for health care and community leaders to fight human trafficking

For the last in a series of virtual sessions, AHA’s Hospitals Against Violence gathered more than 217 health care professionals and community partners to hear from human trafficking experts, survivors and health care leaders who are working to advance anti-trafficking efforts in their organizations. Participants in the workshop, which was organized by AHA in conjunction…

NHTTAC offering free training for SUD treatment providers to support human trafficking survivors
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NHTTAC offering free training for SUD treatment providers to support human trafficking survivors

The National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center, through its SOAR to Health and Wellness Training Program, invites organizations to form teams for a free, six-week training opportunity and technical assistance package to strengthen your organization’s substance use treatment and referral system for survivors of human trafficking. Training will cover the creation of action…

Latest Hospitals Against Violence working session unites health care and community leaders to fight human trafficking
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Latest Hospitals Against Violence working session unites health care and community leaders to fight human trafficking

AHA’s latest Hospitals Against Violence convening today gathered over 200 clinical, programmatic and community leaders for a working session on tools, strategies and resources that health care providers can use to fight the global scourge of human trafficking. Today’s working session is part of a series of events focused on hospitals’ and health systems’ efforts…

Hospitals Against Violence convening highlights health care leaders’ role in fight against human trafficking
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Hospitals Against Violence convening highlights health care leaders’ role in fight against human trafficking

The AHA’s Hospitals Against Violence initiative today kicked off the latest convening in a series of events focused on hospitals’ and health systems’ efforts to identify and prevent human trafficking. The series is part of ongoing efforts — in conjunction with Jones Day law firm and HEAL Trafficking — to provide resources to health care…