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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The Value Initiative Members in Action: Integrated Healthcare Associates, Trinity Health – Ann Arbor, Mich.

Aug 5, 2019
IHA implemented a social determinants of health screening and referral program in an effort to connect with patients, and meet the requirements of the State Innovation Model Patient-Centered Medical Home Initiative.
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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.
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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
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Doylestown Health – Friends of the Heart

Jul 14, 2017
Overview The Friends of the Heart Institute is an all-volunteer organization, founded by heart attack survivors to benefit heart attack victims.
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New Tool Improves Diabetes Education

Jun 15, 2017
Nurses at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, part of Catholic Health, introduced a Diabetes Education Qui
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Munson Medical Center – Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Program

May 25, 2017
Overview The goal of Munson Medical Center’s Fruit & Vegetable Prescription pilot program – funded by a Michigan Department of Health and Human Services grant – was to increase commun