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Thank you for visiting The Center for Health Affairs blog where our public affairs team shares their thoughts on public policy and other issues that shape the healthcare environment. We hope you enjoy reading the insights they share and we welcome you to join the conversation by leaving a comment.

Social Determinants of Health and Their Influence on our Health

Posted By Kirstin Craciun | 3/27/2017

In the world of community health improvement, there has been a lot of focus on the social determinants of health lately. (This is actually probably an understatement.)

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CHNAs Drive Hospital Community Health Focus

Posted By Kirstin Craciun | 3/24/2017

The spirit of the ACA encourages hospitals to collaborate with others when conducting their CHNAs to ensure the health needs of medically underserved, low-income and/or minority populations are addressed.

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Driving Towards Health Equity in Northeast Ohio

Posted By Kirstin Craciun | 2/3/2017

Health equity is defined as “attainment of the highest level of health for all people.” Currently, in NE Ohio, many who are thriving, but there are too many who aren't attaining their highest potential for health.

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2018 Wage Index Prophesies and Other Wintertime Magic

Posted By Deanna Moore | 1/16/2017

Would I be wrong if I guessed that perhaps you’re not quite as excited about the 2018 wage index thing as you are about some of the other winter-time happenings? After all, what is wage index anyway but a...

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Repeal and Replace - Potential Path and Implications

Posted By Tony Gutowski | 1/13/2017

One of the campaign promises President-elect Trump made to his supporters was to ask Congress to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) on his first day in office.

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