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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Case Studies

Members in Action Case Study: Community Efforts to Decrease Infant Mortality

Nov 5, 2018
Overview The number of babies born in Ohio’s Stark County in 2017 was 4,126. Of those births, 2,614 were delivered at Aultman Hospital.
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Members in Action Case Study: Perinatal Addiction Treatment Program

Nov 5, 2018
Overview Dartmouth–Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) is New Hampshire’s only academic medical center and is headquartered on a 225-acre campus in the heart of the Upper Connecticut River Va
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Members in Action Case Study: A Multi-Pronged Approach to the Opioid Crisis

Nov 5, 2018
Overview Catholic Medical Center (CMC) is a 330-bed, not-forprofit, full-service acute care hospital in Manchester, N.H.
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Members in Action Case Study: Perinatal Depression Outreach Program

Nov 5, 2018
Overview Services specific to perinatal mental health are sparse in our state, and those that exist are often difficult to access.
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Members in Action Case Study: Nurturing Healthy Moms and Babies

Nov 5, 2018
Overview As the leading health care organization in Greater New Haven, Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) demonstrates its longtime commitment to families – especially mothers and children –
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Case Study: Improving Infant Mortality Rates for African-American Families

Nov 5, 2018
Detroit’s infant mortality rate has been among the highest in the nation for years.
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Members in Action Case Study: Creating a Community Net for Vulnerable Women and Children

Nov 5, 2018
Overview Mercy Health Fort Smith delivers approximately 2,500 babies annually. The hospital’s diverse patient population presents opportunities to minister in unique ways to families.