EvidenceNOW Tools for Change: A Curated Collection for Practices and Practice Facilitators
AHRQ seeks to spread the EvidenceNOW Model for improving primary care by sharing carefully selected tools and resources used in EvidenceNOW and other quality improvement (QI) initiatives. EvidenceNOW Tools for Change can help primary care practices, as well as practice facilitators and others who support practices, make changes to build their capacity to engage in quality improvement and implement the best evidence. AHRQ uses a key driver diagram to show what strategies practices can use to successfully translate evidence into improved care. Here you can access over 100 EvidenceNOW Tools for Change to help practices implement these change strategies.
Early Results Among Evidence Now Practices
A new infographic shows substantial increases in the capacity of primary care practices to implement new evidence and quality improvement strategies after support from EvidenceNOW.
Annals of Family Medicine Journal Supplement
The EvidenceNOW initiative has released a special Annals of Family Medicine journal supplement.
The supplement showcases early findings from EvidenceNOW on developing the capacity of primary care to improve evidence-based practice. Papers in the supplement report on different characteristics of primary care practices and outcome measures before the practices received external quality improvement support from EvidenceNOW cooperatives. Contributors to this supplement highlight issues crucial to primary care transformation—from the state of heart health care in small practices, to clinician and staff burnout and practices’ ability to deal with a changing health care environment. Other papers in the supplement address topics in practice recruitment, community engagement, and balancing quality improvement implementation and research.
Learn more about the articles in the supplement.