EvidenceNOW: Tools and Resources

The Agency for Healthcare and Quality (AHRQ) offers practical, research-based tools and other resources to help a variety of health care origanizations, provider, and others make care safer in all health care settings. AHRQ's evidence-based tools and resources are used by organizations nationwide to improve the quality, safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of health care. Improving health care quality by increasing the capacity of small primary care practices to implement the best clinical evidence is our aim. These tools and resources can be searched by the key drivers and the change strategies of the EvidenceNOW Key Driver Diagram.

This one-page tip sheet explains how to find, train and support staff from all parts of the practice to be champions for implementing evidence. It also defines the skills and roles of effective champions.
This guide identifies the traits, skills, and actions of physician champions best suited to lead major changes in health care delivery.
This recorded webinar offers guidance for implementing a training program for medical assistants, with a goal of expanding their roles in delivering evidence-based care and their responsibilities as part of team-based care.
This summary by the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation highlights the strong impact opinion leaders have on how much research evidence health care professionals use in clinical practice.
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