Community Conversations Toolkit

Use AHA's toolkit to begin discussions with stakeholders about the health care needs of your community

Hospitals Against Violence

The Physician Leadership Forum has partnered with Hospitals Against Violence on a variety of initiatives. Check it out here.

What's New

  • Now Accepting Applications for AHA-AMGA Learning Collaborative - Clinical Integration: Pathway to Value

    We are pleased to announce a call for participation for AHA or AMGA members to join a learning collaborative on managing population health and succeeding in the new physician payment models that take effect in 2019. As a current AHA or AMGA member, your organization is eligible for this exclusive program. The AHA-AMGA Learning Collaborative is a national-level comprehensive program that addresses critical success factors such as leadership, culture, structure, execution, alignment, risk, and transitioning to Alternative Payment Models (APMs). Applications are due October 20, 2017. To learn more download the program flyer or click here »

  • Antibiotic Stewardship Resource for Small, Critical Access Hospitals Available

    The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, in partnership with the AHA, Pew Charitable Trusts and Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, today issued guidance to help small and critical access hospitals implement programs to improve antibiotic prescribing and use and reduce the threat of antibiotic-resistant infections. The resource offers practical strategies based on CDC's core elements for antibiotic stewardship programs in hospitals, nursing homes and outpatient facilities, and continues AHA's efforts to ensure the appropriate use of medical resources. For additional resources click here »

  • New Podcast Available featuring University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center's 2-STOP Program

    Mark Berg, University of Texas MD Anderson’s Director of the Employee Assistance Program talks about the 2-STOP program, a multi-disciplinary response team that is a resource to patients, families, visitors, and employees. The response team is made up the University of Texas Police Department, risk management, employee health, employee assistance program and human resources that responds to any threat of violence. To listen, click here »

  • "Five Questions with Clinical Leaders" Addressing Domestic Abuse featuring Carilion Clinic

    Helping to halt domestic violence and child abuse has been a key focus for Carilion Clinic in Virginia. In this podcast Dr. Patrice Weiss, CMO of Carilion Clinic, talks about Carilion's work in addressing domestic abuse in their community. To listen, click here »

  • Second Podcast in the "Five Questions with Clinical Leaders" Series Available Now

    The second podcast in the "Five Questions with Clinical Leaders" is now available. This podcast features Cheryl Hoying, PhD, RN discussing patient safety and quality improvement. Dr. Hoying is the Senior Vice President of Patient Services at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and is Chair-Elect of the AHA's Committee on Clinical Leadership. To listen, click here »

  • Five Questions with Clinical Leaders Podcast featuring Adam Myers, MD - Now Available

    Introducing the new podcast series titled "Five Questions with Clinical Leaders". This podcast series feature clinical leaders discussing patient safety and quality improvement. Listen to the inaugural podcast featuring Adam Myers, MD. Dr. Adam Myers is Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Texas Health Physicians Group, and a past member of the AHA's Committee on Clinical Leadership. To listen, click here »

About the Physician Leadership Forum

As part of the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) ongoing mission to improve the health of patients and communities, AHA introduced the Physician Leadership Forum to engage and partner with physicians to collaboratively advance excellence in patient care. AHA’s Physician Leadership Forum also seeks to gather input from physicians to inform AHA policy and advocacy efforts while advancing physician leadership within the health care delivery system.