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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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.
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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
Webinar Recordings

Workforce Planning from a Health System Perspective

May 18, 2018
This program offers three perspectives on the strategies and key leaders needed to develop a system-wide workforce development plan.  First, Rhonda Anderson, former CEO of Cardon Children’s Me
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AHA Members in Action

May 3, 2018
Case studies featuring AHA member programs addressing street and gang violence in their communities.
Webinar Recordings

Webinars and Podcasts

May 3, 2018
Webinars and other educational events about efforts addressing street and gang violence.
Case Studies

Healing Hurt People-Chicago - John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County

Feb 15, 2018
Chicago saw a spike in violent crime during the past few years, with an all-time high of 771 homicides and 3,550 shootings occurring in 2016. In 2017, those rates decreased, but at 650 homicides and 2,785 shootings, the city still exceeded the number of killings in New York City and Los Angeles combined. In addition, a high percentage of those violent crimes took place on Chicago’s West Side, where John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County is located.
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Building Brighter Futures with Youth - UMass Memorial Medical Center

Feb 15, 2018
UMass Memorial Medical Center | Worcester, MA Poverty and lack of access to educational, social and economic opportunities are among the leading social determinants of health.