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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Kaufman A, Dickinson WP, Fagnan LJ
The role of health extension in practice transformation and community health improvement: lessons from 5 case studies.
The states of New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Colorado, and Washington stand out in stretching the boundaries of health extension; their stories reveal lessons learned regarding the successes and challenges. All states saw the need for long-term, sustained fundraising beyond grants in an environment expecting a short-term return on investment, and they were challenged operating in a shifting health system landscape where the creativity and personal relationships built with small primary care practices was hindered when these practices were purchased by larger health delivery systems.
AHRQ-funded; HS020890; HS020972; HS23904; HS023908.
Citation: Kaufman A, Dickinson WP, Fagnan LJ . The role of health extension in practice transformation and community health improvement: lessons from 5 case studies. Ann Fam Med 2019 Aug 12;17(Suppl 1):S67-s72. doi: 10.1370/afm.2409..
Keywords: Community-Based Practice, Health Services Research (HSR), Healthcare Delivery, Organizational Change, Primary Care, Social Determinants of Health, Practice Improvement
Martsolf GR, Ashwood S, Friedberg MW
Linking structural capabilities and workplace climate in community health centers.
This study examined the relationship between workplace climate and structural capabilities. Twenty-five community health centers (CHCs) were surveyed to determine workplace climate. CHC directors and adult primary care clinicians and staff were surveyed. Positive attributes included a manageable workload, staff relationships, a quality improvement orientation, and manager readiness. Lower electronic record functionality did not seem to improve workplace climates.
Citation: Martsolf GR, Ashwood S, Friedberg MW . Linking structural capabilities and workplace climate in community health centers. Inquiry 2018 Jan-Dec;55:46958018794542. doi: 10.1177/0046958018794542..
Keywords: Community-Based Practice, Organizational Change, Quality Improvement, Quality of Care
Friedberg MW, Rodriguez HP, Martsolf GR
Measuring workplace climate in community clinics and health centers.
The authors assessed the psychometric properties of a survey instrument combining items from several existing surveys of workplace climate and generated a shorter instrument for future use. They concluded that survey instruments designed to measure workplace climate have substantial overlap, and the set they identified might help target and tailor clinics' quality improvement efforts.
Citation: Friedberg MW, Rodriguez HP, Martsolf GR . Measuring workplace climate in community clinics and health centers. Med Care 2016 Oct;54(10):944-9. doi: 10.1097/mlr.0000000000000585.
Keywords: Community-Based Practice, Provider, Organizational Change, Quality Improvement, Quality of Care, Practice Improvement