EvidenceNOW Stories From the Field

a doctor asks questions of a patient.AHRQ's EvidenceNOW initiative is helping more than 1,500 small-and medium-sized primary care practices across America use the latest evidence to improve their patients' heart health. Get to know EvidenceNOW through the eyes of the people participating in this initiative, starting with a snapshot of what it's like to be a health care professional working in primary care today.

Achievements in Heart Health

AHRQ congratulates the 2017 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Champions and the five participating EvidenceNOW primary care practices and providers selected as champions.

Profiles of Primary Care

Explore these stories of EvidenceNOW primary care practices:

  • A solo urban practitioner who works 70 hours a week and still finds time for kickboxing and dinner with her family every day.
  • A rural clinic where the staff can recognize their patients' voices on the answering machine.
  • A suburban father-son clinic where the whole family pitches in to help run the practice.

Get to know these and other primary care practices participating in EvidenceNOW—who they are, the challenges they face as small clinics, and why their work is so important to our Nation's health.

Page last reviewed November 2017
Page originally created October 2016
Internet Citation: EvidenceNOW Stories From the Field. Content last reviewed November 2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/evidencenow/stories/index.html