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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Webinar Recordings
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Ensuring Access to Care and Improving Population Health

May 21, 2018
Held May 31, 2018 Join the AHA Section for Small or Rural Hospitals as we feature the 2017 AHA Rural Hospital Leadership award recipient Bryan Slaba and finalist Erik Thorsen and their ef
Case Studies

Case Study: Wagner Community Memorial Hospital – Avera

May 21, 2018
Ensuring Access to Care Wagner Community Memorial Hospital – Avera
Case Studies

Case Study: Columbia Memorial Hospital, Astoria, OR

May 21, 2018
Ensuring Access and Improving Population Health through Collaboration and Patient-Centered Care
Case Studies
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Hospitals and Health Systems Ensuring Access in Their Communities

Feb 2, 2018
Hospitals and Health Systems Ensuring Access in Their Communities is a compendium of case examples of AHA members from across the country employing the nine emerging strategies recommended by the association’s Task Force on Ensuring Access in Vulnerable Communities.
AHA/HRET Guides
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Advanced Illness Management Strategies - Part 1

Dec 11, 2012
In 2012,
Case Studies
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Palliative Care Programs

Jan 1, 2012
In 2006, Ascension Health, the nation's largest Catholic and nonprofit health care system, chose seven pilots site with established palliative care programs to test improvements.
Case Studies
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Respecting Choices

Jan 1, 2012
The Respecting Choices' advance care planning program, developed in La Crosse, Wisconsin, is a multi-faceted approach that depends on the re-design of the health care system in 4 domains.
Case Studies
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Advanced Illness Management (AIM)

Jan 1, 2012
AIM focuses care on people with advanced illness, which often involves more than one chronic diagnosis such as cancer, heart failure, or dementia.