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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Members in Action Case Study: Welcome Baby Program Partnership

Dec 7, 2018
The Welcome Baby Program is part of a community network of programs that work together to provide supportive services to families with newborns.
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Members in Action Case Study: Northern New England Perinatal Quality Improvement Network

Nov 13, 2018
Sixteen years ago, Victoria Flanagan, R.N., M.S., and Michele Lauria, M.D., M.S., became increasingly alarmed as provider after provider closed vaginal-birth-after-a-caesarean (VBAC) programs across northern New England. Today, NNEPQIN consists of 43 organizations throughout New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine involved in perinatal care, including hospitals, state health departments, professional midwifery organizations, and the March of Dimes.
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AHA Members in Action: Augusta Health – Fishersville, VA

Feb 28, 2018
Augusta Health dramatically improved patient outcomes and reduced readmissions with its own automated sepsis surveillance system. When a patient’s condition triggers an alert, a secure text is sent to the ED charge nurse for immediate assessment. Click here to learn more.
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Sinai Hospital of Baltimore – Diabetes Medical Home Extender Program

Feb 2, 2018
The Diabetes Medical Home Extender Program offers home-based services by community health workers (CHWs) and a registered nurse to high-risk diabetic patients.
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HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital – Community Diabetes Programs

Feb 2, 2018
After HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital conducted the 2015 community health needs assessment, one of the top priorities identified was addressing the chronic disease of diabetes.
Webinar Recordings
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Getting to 70 Percent Cardiac Rehab Participation

Oct 25, 2017
HRET and Million Hearts® hosted a webinar on cardiac rehabilitation (CR), a comprehensive secondary prevention program that helps patients improv
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Engaging Pharmacists to Improve Patient Care

Oct 3, 2017
To better serve its patients and reduce the effects of ineffective pain management, Mercy Hospital of
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Advancing Disease Management Processes

Jul 17, 2017
The disease management process at Bassett Medical Center was positively impacted after the h