EvidenceNOW: Cooperatives

EvidenceNOW established seven regional cooperatives composed of public and private health partnerships and multidisciplinary teams of experts in 12 States. Bringing together the skills, experiences, and resources of academic researchers, local organizations, and consumer groups, the cooperatives designed interventions to expand primary care practices’ capacity to use evidence to improve the care they provide, including heart health care.

Healthy Hearts Northwest consists of Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Healthy Hearts in the Heartland are Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana. HealthyHearts NYC is in New York City. Heart of Virginia Healthcare is in Virginia. Heart Health NOW! is in North Carolina. Healthy Hearts of Oklahoma is in Oklahoma. EvidenceNOW Southwest consists of New Mexico and Colorado.Each cooperative successfully recruited and engaged 200-250 small- and medium-sized primary care practices and provided quality improvement support services usually not available to the practices because of their size. The services included onsite practice facilitation and coaching, expert consultation, shared learning collaboratives, electronic health record support, and data feedback and benchmarking.

Since 2016, EvidenceNOW has reached over 5,000 primary care professionals delivering health care to approximately 8 million people in a range of metropolitan and rural settings.

Learn more about the cooperatives below.

Page last reviewed July 2018
Page originally created October 2016
Internet Citation: EvidenceNOW: Cooperatives. Content last reviewed July 2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/evidencenow/about/cooperatives/index.html