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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Case Studies

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.
Webinar Recordings
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Progress at the Intersection of Patient Safety and Medical Liability

Mar 2, 2017
U.S. health care leaders are continually working to improve care processes while advancing a medical liability system that better serves patients and providers.
AHA/HRET Guides
Public

Advanced Illness Management Strategies - Part 1

Dec 11, 2012
In 2012,
Case Studies
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Palliative Care Programs

Jan 1, 2012
In 2006, Ascension Health, the nation's largest Catholic and nonprofit health care system, chose seven pilots site with established palliative care programs to test improvements.
Case Studies
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Respecting Choices

Jan 1, 2012
The Respecting Choices' advance care planning program, developed in La Crosse, Wisconsin, is a multi-faceted approach that depends on the re-design of the health care system in 4 domains.
Case Studies
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Advanced Illness Management (AIM)

Jan 1, 2012
AIM focuses care on people with advanced illness, which often involves more than one chronic diagnosis such as cancer, heart failure, or dementia.