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.

If you have questions e-mail us at hpoe@aha.org.


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Webinar Recordings
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Ensuring Access to Care and Improving Population Health

May 21, 2018
Held May 31, 2018 Join the AHA Section for Small or Rural Hospitals as we feature the 2017 AHA Rural Hospital Leadership award recipient Bryan Slaba and finalist Erik Thorsen and their ef
Case Studies

Case Study: Wagner Community Memorial Hospital – Avera

May 21, 2018
Ensuring Access to Care Wagner Community Memorial Hospital – Avera
Case Studies

Case Study: Columbia Memorial Hospital, Astoria, OR

May 21, 2018
Ensuring Access and Improving Population Health through Collaboration and Patient-Centered Care
Case Studies
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Hospitals and Health Systems Ensuring Access in Their Communities

Feb 2, 2018
Hospitals and Health Systems Ensuring Access in Their Communities is a compendium of case examples of AHA members from across the country employing the nine emerging strategies recommended by the association’s Task Force on Ensuring Access in Vulnerable Communities.
Case Studies
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Infection Prevention

Mar 22, 2017
As many older patients are affected by Clostridium difficile (C.diff) in hospital settings, South Nassau Communities Ho
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Reducing Hospital-Acquired Clostridium difficile Infections

Sep 16, 2016
Despite implementing universal gloving, an increased emphasis on hand hygiene and antibiotic stewardship measures, the facility ended the year with a rate that was more than double its target.
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Antibiotic Stewardship: Correct Drug, De-escalation of therapy, Discontinuation of therapy, Correct Dose, and Diagnosis

Jun 16, 2015
Antibiotic stewardship was implemented in 2011 and focuses on five 'D's': Drug, De-escalation of therapy, Discontinuation of therapy, Dose and Diagnosis.
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Regency Approach to C. diff Infection

Aug 1, 2009
Illness from C. diff commonly affects older adults in hospitals or long-term care facilities and typically occurs after the use of antibiotics.