America's Essential Hospitals, formerly the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (NAPH), is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable. Since 1981, America's Essential Hospitals has initiated, advanced, and preserved programs and policies that help these hospitals ensure access to care. America's Essential Hospitals supports members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education.
The association's more than 200 members are vital to their communities, providing primary care, trauma care, disaster response, health professional training, research, public health programs, and other services. They innovate and adapt to lead the broader health care community toward more effective and efficient care.
America's Essential Hospitals works closely with four organizations to best serve its members' interests:
California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems
Essential Hospitals Institute (formerly National Public Health and Hospital Institute)
Safety Net Hospitals for Pharmaceutical Access
University HealthSystem Consortium