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AHA highlights Project Ujima
The American Hospital Association has chosen Project Ujima for inclusion in its 2016 edition of “Community Connections: Ideas & Innovations for Hospital Leaders.”
The annual publication features case examples from across the country on how hospitals and health systems are improving community health. It is distributed nationwide to hospital CEOs as a way to inspire initiatives and spark dialogue. Only two programs from each state and Washington, D.C., are selected every year, qualifying for one of four categories: Access and Quality, Health Behaviors, Socioeconomic Factors, or Physical Environment. Project Ujima was included in the Socioeconomic section. To view the 2016 case example booklet and read the Project Ujima case study, click here and use the search word "Project Ujima."
Project Ujima works to stop the cycle of violent crimes through crisis intervention and case management, social and emotional support, youth development and mentoring, and mental health and medical services.