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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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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Members in Action Case Study: Welcome Baby Program Partnership

Dec 7, 2018
The Welcome Baby Program is part of a community network of programs that work together to provide supportive services to families with newborns.
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Members in Action Case Study: Samaritan Maternity Connection

Nov 13, 2018
In 2001, a Samaritan Health Services (SHS) physician, Dr. Richard Wopat, recognized the need to improve birth outcomes of high-risk pregnant women in the region. In collaboration with various community and state partners, he started a pilot program in 2002 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center to ensure that the most vulnerable pregnant women had access to care and to screenings for special issues including medical, obstetrical, and psychosocial concerns. Today, the Samaritan Maternity Connection (MC) program is now implemented at all five of the SHS hospitals and the three county health departments.
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The Value Initiative: Lawrence General Hospital – Lawrence, Mass.

Nov 7, 2018
Lawrence General Hospital joined with the city's leaders to launch “Healthy on the Block,” which partners with neighborhood convenience stores to offer fresh fruit in areas that are considered a food desert.
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Case Study: Improving Infant Mortality Rates for African-American Families

Nov 5, 2018
Detroit’s infant mortality rate has been among the highest in the nation for years.
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Detroit Life is Valuable Everyday (DLIVE) - Detroit Medical Center – Sinai-Grace Hospital

Jun 29, 2018
Detroit Medical Center – Sinai-Grace Hospital | Detroit, MI Detroit Life is Valuable Everyday (DLIVE) was created to address a significant medical issue in its community: Homicide is the
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Tenderloin Health Improvement Partnership: Printable PDFs

Jun 12, 2018
Tenderloin Health Improvement Partnership: The Push to Advance Health and Safety in the Tenderloin - Printable PDFs
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Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Hartford Hospital, and Trinity College

May 23, 2018
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Hartford Hospital, and Trinity College, Hartford, CT Southside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance is a multi-anchor partnership between Connecticut
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Atrium Health – Adaptive Sports and Adventures Program

Apr 17, 2018
April 2018 - Participating in sports and other outdoor activities brings joy to so many people. Jennifer, at the Atrium Health’s Adaptive Sports and Adventures Program, a community-based sports therapy rehabilitation program, knows firsthand that sports can be life-saving – particularly for people with disabilities.