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.
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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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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
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Case Study: Wagner Community Memorial Hospital – Avera

May 21, 2018
Ensuring Access to Care Wagner Community Memorial Hospital – Avera
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Case Study: Columbia Memorial Hospital, Astoria, OR

May 21, 2018
Ensuring Access and Improving Population Health through Collaboration and Patient-Centered Care
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The Value Initiative AHA Members In Action: Illinois Rural Community Care Organization

Mar 29, 2018
The Illinois Rural Community Care Organization builds the structure necessary for rural providers to be successful ACOs.
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ACO Investment Model - Rural Hospital Collaboration - Case Example

Mar 15, 2018
In January 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that 39 Shared Savings Program (SSP) Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) will participate in the ACO Investment Model (AIM).
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Value Initiative Members In Action: Sutter Health – Sacramento, CA

Mar 8, 2018
Sutter Health, located in northern California, uses an artificial intelligence platform to reduce inpatient drug spending, decrease lengths of stay and improve quality and safety. Click the resource below to learn more
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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.
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October 4, 2016 Hospital/FQHC ACO Partnership of Maine - Case Study

Oct 4, 2016
Twelve health care organizations across the state have partnered to form the Community Care Partnership of Maine - an Accountable Care Organization (CCPM ACO). Case Study