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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Patients with Opioid Use Disorder in the Outpatient and Emergency Settings

Oct 4, 2019
HELD SEPTEMBER 24
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Program Helps Norwegian American Hospital Provide Paths to Leadership

Sep 4, 2019
As physicians take on increasing levels of executive responsibility within hospitals, their skills need to evolve with their role. While caring for patients will always be paramount, other skills related to cross-functional collaboration, conflict resolution, managing to metrics and long-term strategy become equally important. Norwegian American Hospital, a 200-bed safety-net hospital in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood, recognized this need within its organization and embarked on a professional development partnership with the American Hospital Association that will help it engage and develop physicians to build a pipeline of future leaders.
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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: Behavioral Health Suite In Ed Better Serves Patients

May 28, 2019
In February 2018, WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital set up an integrated behavioral health suite within its emergency department to better serve patients experiencing behavioral health emergencies.
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The Value Initiative Members in Action: Presbyterian Healthcare Services – Albuquerque, NM

Apr 1, 2019
Presbyterian Healthcare Services – Albuquerque, NM Holistic Partnership Improves Outcomes for Patients with Substance Use Disorders
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Prescribe Safe Initiative: Combating Opioid Abuse webinar

Mar 11, 2019
March 12 at 2PM ET Join the AHA's Section for Psychiatric & Substance Abuse Services and AHA’s Physician Alliance on March 12 at 2 p.m.
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Partnering to Address Behavioral Health: A Deep Dive into Hospital/Health System Partnerships with Community Behavioral Health

Jan 25, 2019
Partnering to Address Behavioral Health: A Deep Dive into Hospital/Health System Partnerships with Community Behavioral Health featuring Dr. Wayne Sparks, Senior Medical Director, Behavioral Care at Atrium Health and Victor Armstrong, MSW, Vice President, Behavioral Health with Atrium Health and serves as Facility Executive of Behavioral Health in Charlotte, NC.
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Webinar: Project SHOUT: Zuckerberg San Francisco General

Nov 6, 2018
Project SHOUT (Support for Hospital Opioid Use Treatment): Zuckerberg San Francisco General, San Francisco, CA Held November 13, 2018
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Members in Action Case Study: Maternal Opiate Medical Support Project

Nov 5, 2018
Overview In May 2014, the Ohio Governor’s Office of Health Transformation awarded MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland $395,170 in grant funding to reduce lengthy hospital stays and pr
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Members in Action Case Study: Perinatal Addiction Treatment Program

Nov 5, 2018
Overview Dartmouth–Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) is New Hampshire’s only academic medical center and is headquartered on a 225-acre campus in the heart of the Upper Connecticut River Va