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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Medical Devices and Cyber Issues

Jan 25, 2018
Medical devices are crucial to health care, and every hospital manages thousands of them. However, devices also carry potential security risks.
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It’s All About Risk Management: Assessing Your Cybersecurity Program and Promoting a Culture of Cybersecurity

Jan 16, 2018
This webinar explored the basic concepts of the cyber risk management process that every hospital leader should use to assess the effectiveness of their cyber security program, including cyber risk in payment models and business practices.
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Equity of Care Webinar Series Part 2

Jan 9, 2018
This IFD and AHA webinar highlighted Cone Health's Accountability for Cancer Care Through Undoing Racism (ACCURE) project.
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Equity of Care Webinar Series Part 1

Jan 9, 2018
The Institute for Diversity in Health Management, in collaboration with the American Hospital Association, featured two of this year’s Equity of Care honorees, Rush University Me
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Human Trafficking 101: Dispelling the Myths, Dec. 14, 2017

Dec 19, 2017
Webinar: Human Trafficking 101: Dispelling the Myths, Dec.
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Yale New Haven Hospital – Revitalizing our Neighborhoods Program

Dec 12, 2017
HOME is where the heart (and hospital) is.
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Carolinas HealthCare System – Adaptive Sports and Adventures Program

Dec 12, 2017
Carolinas HealthCare System helps patients find purpose through loss.
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Using Technology: Carolinas HealthCare System is Increasing Access to Behavioral Health

Dec 11, 2017
Held February 11, 2016
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Improving Behavioral Health Margins and Making the Parity Law work for Patients & Providers

Dec 11, 2017
Richard Wohl, M.S.W, M.B.A., President and Marguerite Pedley, Ph.D., Vice President, Inpatient Services at Princeton House Behavi
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Value Initiative AHA Members in Action: Sharp Grossmont Hospital

Dec 1, 2017
The Care Transitions Intervention (CTI) Program at Sharp Grossmont Hospital (SGH) provides 30-day post-discharge care transition coaching and community resources for underinsured or uninsured vulne
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Kalispell Regional Healthcare

Nov 20, 2017
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November 17 - Transportation and the Role of Hospitals

Nov 17, 2017
The AHA invites you to a webinar on “Transportation and the Role of Hospitals,” part of our social determinants of health series.
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Global Budgets as a Pathway to Ensuring Access

Nov 1, 2017
This AHA webinar engaged participants in a discussion related to global budgets – one of the nine strategies recommended by
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Getting to 70 Percent Cardiac Rehab Participation

Oct 25, 2017
HRET and Million Hearts® hosted a webinar on cardiac rehabilitation (CR), a comprehensive secondary prevention program that helps patients improv
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The Addiction Crisis: A Community's Response

Oct 4, 2017
On behalf of the American Hospital Association Section for Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Services, I invite you to join a small
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Engaging Pharmacists to Improve Patient Care

Oct 3, 2017
To better serve its patients and reduce the effects of ineffective pain management, Mercy Hospital of
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Putting a Stop to Domestic Violence

Oct 3, 2017
Washington Heights, a community impacted by 770 cases of domestic violence a day, now has the Family PEACE (Preventing Early Adverse Childhood Experiences) Trauma Treatment Center to help break the
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Tackling Obesity

Oct 3, 2017
Montefiore Medical Center's goal was to increase access and supply of healthy food and beverage options in local stores.
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The Road to Better Community Health

Oct 3, 2017
Schuyler Hospital's Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Schuyler initiative offers various opportunities for Schuyler County's residents to eat and feel
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Housing and the Role of Hospitals

Sep 21, 2017
With 1.48 million homeless individuals in the U.S., hospitals and health systems are joining together with communities to reduce homelessness.
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Fostering Hospital-Community Partnerships to Build a Culture of Health

Aug 24, 2017
It has become widely known that effective hospital-community partnerships are necessary in building healthier communities and promoting a Culture of Health.
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Bradley County Medical Center – Community Health Fair

Aug 3, 2017
Overview The annual Bradley County Health Fair was held on April 29 at the Donald W. Reynolds YMCA.
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INTEGRIS Health – Significant Threats: Domestic Violence and Forensic Patients

Jul 21, 2017
Overview Domestic Violence In preparation for domestic violence issues in the hospital – whether it directly involves a patient or an employee – INTEGRIS Health has created a Th
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HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital – Dementia-Friendly Business Initiative

Jul 20, 2017
Overview Individuals with dementia can face significant barriers to engaging in the social life of their community.
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Improving Outcomes

Jul 17, 2017
Maimonides Medical Center implemented four evidence-based practices using the Plan, Do, Study, Act methodology that improved colorectal
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Advancing Disease Management Processes

Jul 17, 2017
The disease management process at Bassett Medical Center was positively impacted after the h
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Mercy Hospital of Northwest Arkansas – Literacy Bags for Students and Families

Jul 14, 2017
Overview Children raised in homes that promote family literacy grow up to be better readers and perform better in school than children raised where literacy is not promoted.
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Temple University Hospital – "At Your Service" Volunteer Intern Program

Jul 14, 2017
Overview The “At Your Service” (AYS) Volunteer Intern Program is an innovative, cost-neutral program that provides undergraduate students with an invaluable learning and professional expe