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

OSF HealthCare – Peoria, IL

May 10, 2018
Connecting health systems and community-based organizations to improve outcomes
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Going Big: How Ascension Health Scales Up Their Best Ideas

Apr 2, 2015
Ascension Health created a business unit called Transformational Development. It is charged with identifying potential changes and innovations to address those challenges.
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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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Going Big: How Kaiser Scales Up Their Best Ideas

Jul 2, 2012
Kaiser maintains a number of operating units to identify and test innovations. The Center for Total Health (Washington, D.C.) is an education facility. The Sydney R.
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Going Big: How Mayo Clinic Scales Up Their Best Ideas

Jul 2, 2012
Mayo Clinic has four operating units to create new tools, processes and businesses.
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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
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Palliative Care Programs

Jan 1, 2012
In 2006, Ascension Health, the nation's largest Catholic and nonprofit health care system, chose seven pilots site with established palliative care programs to test improvements.
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Respecting Choices

Jan 1, 2012
The Respecting Choices' advance care planning program, developed in La Crosse, Wisconsin, is a multi-faceted approach that depends on the re-design of the health care system in 4 domains.