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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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: 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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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.
Webinar Recordings
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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
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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.
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Webinar: Addiction Recovery Medical Home Model

Nov 2, 2018
Held November 15 The Alliance for Recovery-Centered Addiction Health Services, of which the AHA is a member, recently