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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Equity in Care Project

Jan 14, 2009
Equity in Care was initiated by Trinity Health in 2009 and has grown to include identifying potential disparities in cardiac care in a patient population stratified by race, ethnicity and primary l
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Community Wellness Program

Jan 11, 2009
These programs take health education, information and related services directly to community members in need, focus on preventable health care and empower thousands of residents to become proactive
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The Ambulatory ICU

Jan 1, 2008
The concept of an Ambulatory Intensive Care Unit (A-ICU) developed because in most companies a small number of employees are responsible for a majority of the health care costs.
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Carol Inc. and Minneapolis Employers

Jan 1, 2008
Four 'value health opportunities' have been developed for three major Minneapolis employer groups.
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Collaborative Care

Jan 1, 2008
With the goal of improving patient care while cutting waste and cost, a team of employees met to discuss what attributes they would want in the ideal hospital room and the ideal patient care model.
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Miller Electric

Jan 1, 2008
In 2004, officials at Miller Electric, a division of Illinois-based Illinois Tool Works, knew they had to do something to keep health care costs from spiraling completely out of control.
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Restraint and Seclusion

Oct 29, 2007
National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) Releases Shocking Report on Seclusion & Restraint in U.S.