Virginia Cooperative Promotes Evidence-Based, Prevention Improvements in Primary Care

blood pressue wi  no faces pixabay 9_15_2017Years can pass before providers fully integrate evidence-based approaches that can saves lives and provide more cost-effective care into their practices. To speed that process, NASHP worked with Virginia’s EvidenceNOW cooperative to share findings from that initiative’s effort to promote evidence-based primary care prevention with 1,500 small- to mid-sized primary care practices in 12 states. The focus was to prevent heart disease by improving provider performance on four basic cardiac care measures. This brief focuses on lessons learned from practice facilitation efforts and includes examples of state approaches to promote evidence-based prevention in primary care. The first brief in this series looked at  the problem of primary care provider burnout and explored a range of strategies and policy options that states have for mitigating burnout.

This publication is No. 2 in our EvidenceNOW: Insights for State Health Policymakers Series

Click here to read No. 1: Primary Care Provider Burnout: Implications for States & Strategies for Mitigation