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.

If you have questions e-mail us at hpoe@aha.org.


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The Value Initiative Members In Action: Inova Health System – Falls Church, Va.

Nov 8, 2019
Inova Health System is involved in an interdisciplinary effort to create value by reducing services that provide little or no clinical value to patients.
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Apprenticeships Answer Emerging Workforce Demands: Staten Island Performing Provider System

Oct 30, 2019
To meet the demand for health care workforce development and expansion, New York’s Staten Island Performing Provider System (SI PPS) partnered with the College of Staten Island and SEIU/1199 Training and Education Fund to sponsor an apprenticeship program and short- and long-term training strategies.
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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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Sutter Health – Street Nurse

Nov 3, 2016
What is it? The Street Nurse works on the street, connecting directly with homeless individuals who need immediate medical care and/or medical advice.
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Parkview Health – Community Nursing Program

Oct 3, 2016
What is it? Supported by Parkview Community Health Improvement, the Community Nursing program operates outside of the hospital walls to improve the health and well-being of the community.
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Minority Nursing Program

Dec 15, 2014
Read about how Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare developed a minority nusing program that identifies bilingual nurses and nurses of color.
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Nurse Server Serving Nurses

Sep 20, 2009
The Problem
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Empowering Nurses to Reduce Falls

Sep 1, 2009
The organization was recording more patient falls than its leadership considered acceptable; approximately 25 falls each month.