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

Filter your results:
Case Studies

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.
Webinar Recordings

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

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.