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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Active Shooter Protocol - King’s Daughters’ Hospital

Sep 10, 2018
ED Shooting Reveals Protocol Strengths and Areas for Improvement King’s Daughters’ Hospital | Madison, Ind. June 21, 2018, was a typical day in the em
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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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AHA Members in Action

Jun 25, 2018
Case studies that showcase what members are doing to prevent violence in the workplace.
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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
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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.
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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.
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Recreation Worcester - UMass Memorial Medical Center

Feb 15, 2018
UMass Memorial Medical Center | Worcester, MA The concept of the “Recreation Worcester” program (formerly Wheels to Water), now in its ninth year of operation, began in 2008 when antiquat