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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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.
Webinar Recordings

Owning Disruption: A Consumer Driven Strategy at Providence St. Joseph Health

Nov 9, 2018
This Webinar was Held November 9 at 2PM CST The proliferation of disruptors in healthcare coupled with the desire to connect with consumers provided the impetus for Providence
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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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OSF HealthCare – Peoria, IL

May 10, 2018
Connecting health systems and community-based organizations to improve outcomes
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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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Improving Outcomes

Jul 17, 2017
Maimonides Medical Center implemented four evidence-based practices using the Plan, Do, Study, Act methodology that improved colorectal
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Going Big: How Ascension Health Scales Up Their Best Ideas

Apr 2, 2015
Ascension Health created a business unit called Transformational Development. It is charged with identifying potential changes and innovations to address those challenges.