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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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.
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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: Nationwide Children’s Hospital – Columbus, Ohio

Jul 2, 2019
Nationwide Children’s Hospital wanted to make its surrounding neighborhoods a better place to live and work for its patients and employees.
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“Little Leaps” program fosters engagement and awareness on child development

May 31, 2019
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St. Jude Medical Center’s collaboratives improve community health

May 31, 2019
When the Sisters of St. Joseph were founded in 1650, Fr. Medaille asked the original Sisters to go into their neighborhoods, identify the needs of the poor and work with partners to meet them. Over the past two decades, St. Jude Medical Center has carried on this heritage by helping to start and support four community collaboratives to address the needs of today.
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Children’s National celebrates CHI Week in their community

May 31, 2019
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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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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.