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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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.
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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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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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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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Providence Health Care – Northeast Washington Hunger Coalition

Feb 6, 2018
The Coalition brings together nearly 25 partner organizations including 13 food banks, and Washington State University Extension, Rural Resources Communication Action, and the regional health district.
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Carilion Clinic – Fresh Food Rx

Feb 6, 2018
Carilion Clinic’s Fresh Foods Rx program was designed by Healthy Roanoke Valley and its partners, and modeled from the evidence-based model Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program by Bridgeport, Conn.-based Wholesome Wave.
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Greenville Health System – New Impact

Feb 6, 2018
New Impact is a healthy lifestyle and nutrition program for children with a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to the 85th percentile.