As more evidence points to the impact of social determinants of health and the lack of progress on achieving notable healthcare quality aims, hospital boards need to continue to reframe what governance leadership and excellence should look like. The January edition of Trustee Insights, the monthly digital package from the American Hospital Association (AHA), includes an article outlining the board’s role in overseeing initiatives to address social determinants of health, health equity, patient and family-centric care and how to tie financial stewardship, strategy, organizational culture to community health and well-being.
Another article outlines the focus areas of the AHA 2023 Committee on Governance, including advancing health, patient-centeredness, technological advances and workforce. This resource is available free for AHA members and at a cost for nonmembers.
For information about MHA trustee resources or webinars, contact Erin Steward at the MHA.