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: 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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Members in Action Case Study: Reducing Infant Mortality: Maternal and Infant Outreach

Dec 7, 2018
Parkview Hospital is one of the oldest – and only remaining – nonprofit hospitals in northeast Indiana. Parkview has a long history of community engagement based on reaching out and collaborating with community leaders and nonprofit agencies to deliver services, increase access, and address the social determinants of health. The Maternal and Infant Outreach initiative is offered in partnership with multiple social services agencies aimed at reducing infant mortality by providing resources to expectant and new mothers, including Healthy Families, Associated Churches, A Hope Pregnancy Center, Beds and Britches, Etc., SCAN, and the Neighborhood Health Clinic.
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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: Healthy Beginnings

Dec 7, 2018
Overview About eight out of 1,000 babies born in Delaware die before their first birthday, compared with a national rate of about six out of 1,000.
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Partnerships and Leading Practices to Improve Maternal Health Webinar Materials

Nov 14, 2018
AHA hosted this special member webinar presentation and discussion on improving maternal health and reducing maternal mortality, the
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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.