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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St. Joseph’s Health Integrates into Trinity Health, Benefiting Community

Sep 12, 2019
St. Joseph’s Health in Syracuse, N.Y., joined Trinity Health four years ago, resulting in operational efficiencies, enhanced community health and improved clinical services.
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The Value Initiative Members in Action: Baylor Scott & White Health – Dallas, Texas

Aug 5, 2019
Baylor Scott & White Health’s Community Advocates Program trains undergraduate student volunteers to screen patients for their medical and social needs and link them to existing resources in the community.
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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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Members in Action Case Study: Penn Center for Community Health Workers

Jul 10, 2019
Penn Medicine’s Center for Community Health Workers (PCCHW) has served as a national center of excellence for community health worker (CHW) research, patient care and dissemination. The Center designed IMPaCT, a standardized, scalable, evidence-based CHW model of care, to help health care organizations reach beyond their own walls to help low-income patients address the root causes of their poor health.
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The Value Initiative Members In Action: Nationwide Children’s Hospital – Columbus, Ohio

Jul 2, 2019
Nationwide Children’s Hospital wanted to make its surrounding neighborhoods a better place to live and work for its patients and employees.
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“Little Leaps” program fosters engagement and awareness on child development

May 31, 2019
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St. Jude Medical Center’s collaboratives improve community health

May 31, 2019
When the Sisters of St. Joseph were founded in 1650, Fr. Medaille asked the original Sisters to go into their neighborhoods, identify the needs of the poor and work with partners to meet them. Over the past two decades, St. Jude Medical Center has carried on this heritage by helping to start and support four community collaboratives to address the needs of today.
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Children’s National celebrates CHI Week in their community

May 31, 2019
Children’s National Health System, a pediatric health system in Washington, D.C, celebrated Community Health Improvement Week by engaging the community and recognizing the professionals and partnerships dedicated to improving community health.