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Report Details How Hospitals Address Food Insecurity through Community Benefit

September 21, 2018

Food and nutrition play an important role in maintaining good health. Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a recent report  by Health Care Without Harm provides a national assessment of healthy food and hospital and health system community benefit by examining the variety of programs described within hospitals’ community health needs assessments (CHNA).

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Caring for Mothers Struggling with Opioid Use Disorder—New SAMHSA Fact Sheets

September 21, 2018

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) this week announced the release of four fact sheets emphasizing the importance of continuing an expectant mother's treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) throughout pregnancy. 

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Seniors' Opioid-related Hospital Stays, ED Visits Rise Dramatically

September 20, 2018

According to a new report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), opioid misuse among older adults is a growing problem. Opioid-related hospital stays and emergency department (ED) visits for patients 65 and older have increased sharply. In contrast, seniors’ non-opioid related hospitalizations have declined.

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7 Possible Solutions to Food Insecurity from PA Hospitals

August 02, 2018 | Robert Shipp

7 Possible Solutions to Food Insecurity from PA Hospitals

How can you be healthy if you sometimes don’t get enough nutritious food to eat? That’s a question hospitals and health systems are taking to heart. Pennsylvania hospitals and health systems witness the consequences of this problem every day, in the health of their patients, families, and communities. In response, hospitals are experimenting and innovating, seeking sustainable ways to address this issue.

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