Practice Facilitator’s Guide to Running Effective Meetings

Resource: Running Effective Meetings and Creating Capacity for Practices to Run Effective Meetings

Part of an AHRQ curriculum used to train practice facilitators, this resource provides information on the principles of effective meetings in primary care quality improvement efforts. Recognizing that meetings are a primary tool facilitators use to help practices improve, the module offers tips on developing agendas, setting guidelines, and training staff to hold their own effective meetings. Sections of this resource include:

  • Meetings as a Tool for Changing Culture.
  • Purposes of Meetings.
  • Empowerment of Participants.
  • Practice Facilitator Roles in Meetings.
  • Effective Meetings 101.

Institution of origin: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Author(s): Knox L, Powell J, Suchman A

File size and format: 1.2 MB, PDF

# of pages: 37

Target audience(s): Practice Facilitators, Quality Improvement Professionals, Clinicians, Practice Staff, Practice Leaders

Acknowledgements: This document is part of AHRQ’s Primary Care Practice Facilitation Curriculum, available at:

Publication date: September 2015

Page last reviewed November 2018
Page originally created October 2018
Internet Citation: Practice Facilitator’s Guide to Running Effective Meetings. Content last reviewed November 2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
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