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: 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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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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State Association

North Mississippi Medical Center - Live Well Health Fair

Jan 2, 2014
What is it?For the last 16 years, North Mississippi Medical Center (NMMC) has hosted the annual Live Well Health Fair.
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Public

Washington Regional Medical System - Faith in Action

Jan 2, 2012
What is it?Since 1996, this volunteer-based program has provided the Northwest Arkansas community with services for seniors, including transportation, shopping, chore assistance, minor hom