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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Improving Quality and Patient Safety

Feb 1, 2018
The Members in Action series highlights how hospitals and health systems are implementing new value-based strategies to improve health care affordability. This includes the work described below to improve quality and outcomes.
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Temple University Hospital – "At Your Service" Volunteer Intern Program

Jul 14, 2017
Overview The “At Your Service” (AYS) Volunteer Intern Program is an innovative, cost-neutral program that provides undergraduate students with an invaluable learning and professional expe
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Samaritan Health Services – Samaritan Maternity Connection

Jul 12, 2017
What is it? Currently operational at four Samaritan Health Services hospitals, the free program provides bilingual, culturally competent, and age-appropriate care and screenings for pregn
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PeaceHealth Oregon West Network – Crisis Mental Health Services

Jul 11, 2017
Overview PeaceHealth is a family of hospitals, clinics, doctors, and laboratories based in the Pacific Northwest.
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PeaceHealth Oregon West Network – Transition Team

Jun 26, 2017
Overview PeaceHealth is a family of hospitals, clinics, and doctors, based in the Pacific Northwest.
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PeaceHealth Oregon West Network – First Episode Psychosis Treatment

Jun 26, 2017
Overview PeaceHealth is a family of hospitals, clinics, and doctors, based in the Pacific Northwest.
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Clara Maass Medical Center – Hospital Elder Life Program

Jun 23, 2017
Overview The United States population of older adults is expected to increase from 12 percent to 21 percent by 2030.
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Memorial Hermann Health System – Psych Response Team

Jun 22, 2017
Overview Houston is struggling with a mental health crisis.
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Northridge Hospital Medical Center – Emergency Department Initiative

Jun 21, 2017
Overview The Emergency Department Initiative (EDI) is a collaboration between Northridge Hospital Medical Center and Tarzana Treatment Center (TTC) that began in 2004.