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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Members in Action Case Study: Penn Center for Community Health Workers

Jul 10, 2019
Penn Medicine’s Center for Community Health Workers (PCCHW) has served as a national center of excellence for community health worker (CHW) research, patient care and dissemination. The Center designed IMPaCT, a standardized, scalable, evidence-based CHW model of care, to help health care organizations reach beyond their own walls to help low-income patients address the root causes of their poor health.
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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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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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The Value Initiative Members in Action: Northwestern Medicine, Chicago, Ill.

Jun 18, 2019
Northwestern Medicine — Chicago, Ill. Using the EHR to Drive Value
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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: New Ulm Medical Center – New Ulm, Minn.

May 30, 2019
New Ulm Medical Center – New Ulm, Minn.
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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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Physician Alliance Well-Being Case Studies: Members in Action

Apr 26, 2019
The AHA Physician Alliance’s Members in Action series spotlights hospitals and health systems that are implementing strategies to improve the health of clinicians and reduce administrative burden