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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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: Baylor Scott & White Health – Dallas, Texas

Aug 5, 2019
Baylor Scott & White Health’s Community Advocates Program trains undergraduate student volunteers to screen patients for their medical and social needs and link them to existing resources in the community.
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The Value Initiative Members In Action: PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center – Florence, Ore.

Apr 26, 2019
PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center – Florence, Ore. Critical access hospital engages paramedics to improve care through home visits  
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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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The Value Initiative Members In Action: 15 Hospitals in North Carolina and South Carolina

Apr 1, 2019
15 Hospitals in North Carolina and South Carolina Transforming Care in the Carolinas
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AHA Value Initiative Members in Action: Columbus Community Hospital – Columbus, NE

Jan 29, 2019
Columbus Community Hospital – Columbus, NE Interdisciplinary Teams Reduce Readmissions
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Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Boston

Sep 12, 2018
In Brigham and Women’s home hospital care program, patients receive hospital-level care in the comfort of their own homes. The program has helped lower costs and readmissions.
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Value Initiative AHA Members in Action: Winona Health – Winona, MN

Apr 5, 2018
Winona Health’s CCN improves patients’ health and quality of life by focusing not only on the client’s medical health, but also on social determinants. Click here to learn more.
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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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AHA Members in Action: Augusta Health – Fishersville, VA

Feb 28, 2018
Augusta Health dramatically improved patient outcomes and reduced readmissions with its own automated sepsis surveillance system. When a patient’s condition triggers an alert, a secure text is sent to the ED charge nurse for immediate assessment. Click here to learn more.