Best Practices Library

These resources aim help health care leaders expand their knowledge and enhance their performance in achieving their community health goals.

The library’s information is constantly changing as documents are continuously posted. Topics go across all health care issues and cut across all health care settings.

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IHA 2015 Quality Awards

Oct 6, 2015
Sinai Health System, Chicago, “Helping Adults Breathe and Thrive: A Healthy Homes Approach to Improving Respiratory He
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Change the Culture; Increase Wellness

Sep 1, 2015
In order to develop a durable systemic change, one Keene, N.H., program is making the healthy choice the easy choice. Turn
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The "90 Minute" Performance Improvement Team

Jun 10, 2015
After learning of the '90 minute' standard of care for providing definitive treatment for cardiac patients, the team was charged with making recommendations to reach the '90 minute' goal.
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North Mississippi Medical Center - Live Well Health Fair

Jan 2, 2014
What is it?For the last 16 years, North Mississippi Medical Center (NMMC) has hosted the annual Live Well Health Fair.
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Newark Community Health Improvement Plan

Aug 19, 2013
Newark Department of C
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Public Health Partnership at Cambridge Health Alliance

Jan 1, 2013
Cambridge Health Alliance
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Reaching out to a Struggling Area in Both Traditional and Nontraditional Ways

Jul 19, 2012
Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center strives to provide competent, culturally sensitive, high quality care.
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The Value of an Organized Fracture Program for the Elderly: Improved Outcomes and Reduced Costs

Feb 1, 2012
Highland Hospital's Geriatric Fracture Center has achieved improved clinical outcomes (complications, length of stay, mortality, and readmission rates) and lower costs using a model of co-mana
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Using Process Redesign and the Electronic Health Record to Improve Timely Notification and Documentation of Critical Laboratory Values

Feb 1, 2012
Timely notification of critical laboratory values ensures prompt clinical intervention for potential life-threatening conditions and is a requirement of regulatory and accreditation agencies includ
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"Code Grey" Crisis Prevention Team Calms Agitated Patients in Psychiatric Units

Feb 1, 2012
Coney Island Hospital developed a crisis prevention, early intervention, and response team known as 'Code Grey' to calm agitated patients in its psychiatric inpatient unit through the safest and le