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: Baylor Scott & White Health – Dallas, Texas

Aug 5, 2019
Baylor Scott & White Health’s Community Advocates Program trains undergraduate student volunteers to screen patients for their medical and social needs and link them to existing resources in the community.
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The Value Initiative Members in Action: Integrated Healthcare Associates, Trinity Health – Ann Arbor, Mich.

Aug 5, 2019
IHA implemented a social determinants of health screening and referral program in an effort to connect with patients, and meet the requirements of the State Innovation Model Patient-Centered Medical Home Initiative.
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The Value Initiative Members In Action: PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center – Florence, Ore.

Apr 26, 2019
PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center – Florence, Ore. Critical access hospital engages paramedics to improve care through home visits  
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The Value Initiative Members In Action: 15 Hospitals in North Carolina and South Carolina

Apr 1, 2019
15 Hospitals in North Carolina and South Carolina Transforming Care in the Carolinas
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AHA Value Initiative Members in Action: Columbus Community Hospital – Columbus, NE

Jan 29, 2019
Columbus Community Hospital – Columbus, NE Interdisciplinary Teams Reduce Readmissions
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Case Study: Grady Health System, Atlanta, GA - Managing Workplace Safety and Reducing Workplace Violence

Nov 14, 2018
Violence is a significant public health issue and of great concern to hospitals caring for victims of violence. It also is a major concern for those who work in hospitals.
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Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Boston

Sep 12, 2018
In Brigham and Women’s home hospital care program, patients receive hospital-level care in the comfort of their own homes. The program has helped lower costs and readmissions.
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Active Shooter Protocol - King’s Daughters’ Hospital

Sep 10, 2018
ED Shooting Reveals Protocol Strengths and Areas for Improvement King’s Daughters’ Hospital | Madison, Ind. June 21, 2018, was a typical day in the em
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AHA Members in Action

Jun 25, 2018
Case studies that showcase what members are doing to prevent violence in the workplace.
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Value Initiative AHA Members in Action: Winona Health – Winona, MN

Apr 5, 2018
Winona Health’s CCN improves patients’ health and quality of life by focusing not only on the client’s medical health, but also on social determinants. Click here to learn more.