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.
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The Value Initiative Members In Action: Atrium Health – Charlotte, N.C.

Jul 2, 2019
To increase access to behavioral health care, Atrium Health employs a virtual behavioral health integration program at 36 of its primary care and pediatric sites.
Webinar Recordings
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Member Conference Call: Home Health PPS Final Rule: CY 2019 Update

Nov 28, 2018
Regulatory Advisory: Home Health PPS Final Rule: CY 2019 Update and CY 2020 Payment Syst
Webinar Recordings
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Leveraging home health and other post-acute programs

Nov 15, 2018
Leveraging home health and other post-acute programs/tools to assist hospitals in achieving their value based purchasing goals and preventing readmission Held Nov.
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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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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.
Case Studies

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.
Webinar Recordings

Sustaining Successful Outcomes with the Obstetric Hemorrhage Patient Safety Bundle

Oct 30, 2018
Held December 7, 2015 3:00 pm ET (2:00 pm CT; 1:00 pm MT; noon PT) If you have any questions, please contact Member Relations at 800-424-4301.
Webinar Recordings
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The Development of a Post-Acute Preferred Care Network

Sep 19, 2018
Join your colleagues Bennett Thompson, Assistant Vice President, and John Barkley, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, both of Atrium Health Continuing Care Division to learn of Atrium Health’s post- acute care strategy designed to deliver value with a patient focus.
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Member Calls: FY 2019 Final Rules for SNFs, IRFs, & LTCHs

Aug 24, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently released its final rules for fiscal year 2019 for the skilled nursing facility, inpatient rehabilitation facility and long-term care hospital prospective payment systems. Join us for a detailed overview of the final rules and to address member questions and concerns.