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AHA Publications

Creating Effective Hospital-Community Partnerships to Build a Culture of Health AHA/HPOE (August 2016)

Community Behavioral Health Community Extends Beyond Traditional Health Care Space AHA News (June 2016)

Triple Aim Strategies to Improve Behavioral Health Care AHA/HPOE (February 2016)

Connecting Patients to Outpatient Services Trustee Magazine (July 2015)

Behavioral Health Challenges in the General Hospital: Practical Help for Hospital Leaders American Hospital Association (September 2007)

AHA Webcasts

A Critical Access Hospital Leading Behavioral Health Outreach in a Rural Community: Sanpete Valley Hospital, Mount Pleasant, Utah (July 14, 2016)

Integrating Behavioral Health: Queen of the Valley Medical Center, Napa, CA (March 30, 2016)

A Community Partnership for Behavioral Health: Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial’s Experience (January 2016)

Improving Care & Reducing Costs for Behavioral Health Patients: Middlesex Hospital’s Role in a Community Partnership (December 2015)

Community-based Behavioral Health Solutions – Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Spartanburg, SC (July 2015)

Psychiatric Patient Boarding Problems in the Emergency Department – Alameda Health System, Oakland, CA (June 2015)

School Based Health Centers: Integrating Physical and Mental Health – Meeting and Treating Students Where They Are – Denver Health, Denver, CO (May 2015)

Expanding an Effective Jail Diversion Program in the Emergency Room - Florida 11th Judicial Circuit Criminal Mental Health Project Collaborates with West Kendall Baptist Hospital, Baptist Health South Florida, Miami, FL (March 2015)

AHA Case Examples

Hospital-County Collaboration Prevents Opioid Abuse - CHI St. Gabriel’s Health, Little Falls, MN (August 2016)

Integrated Behavioral Health Initiative – St. Joseph Health Queen of the Valley Medical Center, Napa, CA (January 2016)

Emory Healthcare Veterans Program – Emory Healthcare, Atlanta, GA (January 2016)

McHenry County Crisis Program – Centegra Health System, Crystal Lake, IL (January 2016)

St. Mary’s Kempf Bipolar Wellness Center – St. Mary’s Health System, Evansville, IN (January 2016)

Revere CARES – Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (January 2016)

Violence Intervention Program – University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD (January 2016)

Healthy By Design – Billings Clinic and St. Vincent Healthcare, Billings, MT (January 2016)

You Drink, You Drive, You Lose – University Medical Center, Las Vegas, NV (January 2016)

Therapeutic Interagency Preschool Program – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH (January 2016)

Community Resource Centers – Hospital Corporation of America, Nashville, TN (January 2016)

Answers – Mountain View Hospital, North Payson, UT (January 2016)

Gun Violence Initiative – Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA (January 2016)

Project Ujima – Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI (January 2016)

Suicide Prevention Task Force – Ivinson Memorial Hospital, Laramie, WY (January 2016)

PAWSitive Change – Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center, Woodland Hills, CA (January 2015)

Serial Inebriate Program – Sutter Medical Center Sacramento, Sacramento, CA (January 2015)

Golden Heart Project – Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, Fairbanks, AK (January 2013)

The Bridge – Kaweah Delta Medical Center, Visalia, CA (January 2013)

A-Visions Vocational Training Program – Scripps Health, San Diego, CA (January 2013)

Interim Care Program – Sutter Medical Center Sacramento, Sacramento, CA (January 2013)

T3 (Triage, Transport and Treatment) Sutter Medical Center Sacramento, Sacramento, CA (January 2013)

Bayhealth Wellness Centers – Bayhealth Medical Center, Dover, DE (January 2013)

Primary Care Access Network – Florida Area Hospitals, Orlando, FL (January 2013)

Other Resources

Aligning community efforts to improve behavioral health,  Hospitals & Health Networks (April 21, 2016)

Health Resource Toolkit for Addressing Opioid Abuse, Ohio, Governor’s Cabinet Opiate Action Team (July 2015)

Project Lazarus: A Community-Wide Response to Managing Pain, Community Care of North Carolina

(January 2016)

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