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AHA Reports and Resources

Fast Facts: U.S. Rural Hospitals Infographic

A new infographic provides a quick overview on the number of rural hospitals in the U.S. Rural hospitals are those hospitals not located within a metropolitan area as defined by the U.S. Office and Management and Budget and the U.S. Census Bureau.

Final Recommendations: Future of Rural Health Care Task Force

AHA’s Future of Rural Health Care Task Force has released a report with recommendations for long-range solutions for improving rural health and health care in America. Read more for the innovative solutions and promising practices for care delivery, as well as models to ensure the financial stability of rural hospitals and access to care for rural residents.

2021 AHA Advocacy Agenda

The AHA released the 2021 Advocacy Agenda, a forward-looking document designed to positively influence the public policy environment for patients, communities and the health care field.

2019 AHA National Health Care Governance Survey Report

To provide a deeper longitudinal view of health care organization governance, the survey, conducted in 2018, continued to gather data on a variety of questions about board membership, structure and practices. Similar to the 2014 survey, this one also continues to examine findings across all respondents and by system, system subsidiary hospital and freestanding hospital boards.