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: 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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Case Study: Grady Health System, Atlanta, GA - Managing Workplace Safety and Reducing Workplace Violence

Nov 14, 2018
Violence is a significant public health issue and of great concern to hospitals caring for victims of violence. It also is a major concern for those who work in hospitals.
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Members in Action Case Study: Northern New England Perinatal Quality Improvement Network

Nov 13, 2018
Sixteen years ago, Victoria Flanagan, R.N., M.S., and Michele Lauria, M.D., M.S., became increasingly alarmed as provider after provider closed vaginal-birth-after-a-caesarean (VBAC) programs across northern New England. Today, NNEPQIN consists of 43 organizations throughout New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine involved in perinatal care, including hospitals, state health departments, professional midwifery organizations, and the March of Dimes.
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Active Shooter Protocol - King’s Daughters’ Hospital

Sep 10, 2018
ED Shooting Reveals Protocol Strengths and Areas for Improvement King’s Daughters’ Hospital | Madison, Ind. June 21, 2018, was a typical day in the em
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AHA Members in Action

Jun 25, 2018
Case studies that showcase what members are doing to prevent violence in the workplace.
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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.
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Tactical Training/Casualty Care Program - Mercyhealth

Feb 15, 2018
Mercyhealth | Janesville, WI School and workplace violence is an increasingly common threat.
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Taming the Violence: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Sep 16, 2016
Staff at this community-based rural hospital in northwest Illinois that treats more than 18,000 emergency department (ED) patients annually and has a 13 bed inpatient psychiatric unit voiced safety