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

Perioperative Specialty RN Training Pilot Project Final Report

Sep 25, 2019
With the the AHA’s professional membership group the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA), the AHA's Workforce Center supports hospital and health system employee
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The Value Initiative Members in Action: Adventist Health Castle – Kailua, Hawaii

Sep 13, 2019
Adventist Health Castle – Kailua, Hawaii Empathy Initiative Improves Outcomes and Workforce Engagement
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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: Atrium Health – Charlotte, N.C.

Jul 2, 2019
To increase access to behavioral health care, Atrium Health employs a virtual behavioral health integration program at 36 of its primary care and pediatric sites.
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The Value Initiative Members In Action: Johns Hopkins Health System – Baltimore, Md.

Apr 26, 2019
Johns Hopkins Health System – Baltimore, Md. Implementing Evidence-based Practice Improves Care, Reduces Cost
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The Value Initiative Members In Action: Midland Memorial Hospital – Midland, Texas

Apr 1, 2019
Midland Memorial Hospital – Midland, Texas Predictive analytics creates value through nurse staffing system
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Value Initiative: Unconscious Bias: From Awareness to Action

Dec 6, 2018
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
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Value Initiative: Volunteer Health Care Catalysts: Hospital Volunteers Accelerating Healthy Outcomes while Delivering an Exceptional Patient Experience

Dec 6, 2018
Learn how directors of volunteer services can play a role in accelerating healthy outcomes for patients, caregivers and communities through data driven, mission focused social determinants of health programs.
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Value Initiative: Using Risk-Adjusted Staffing to Improve Patient Value

Dec 6, 2018
Learn how a Patient Risk Assessment Profile allowed nurses to proactively assess patient risk to guide staffing decisions and nurse-patient assignment. Implementation of this tool improved patient value, reduced adverse events, and avoided unnecessary hospital costs.