Developing and Running a Primary Care Practice Facilitation Program: A How-to Guide

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Developing and Running a Primary Care Practice Facilitation Program: A How-to Guide

Description

This how-to guide was developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to support organizations interested in starting a practice facilitation program for primary care transformation with the goal of improving health and patient experience and lowering costs. The guide is intended for future and existing directors of facilitation programs to use as they make important decisions about the startup and administration of their own programs. Through the tools and links provided in the document, the guide also can serve as a jumping-off point for accessing other resources on facilitation.

The guide is divided into the following sections:

  • Chapter 1: Background and Existing Evidence for Practice Facilitation
  • Chapter 2: Creating the Administrative Foundation for Your Practice Facilitation Program
  • Chapter 3: Funding Your Practice Facilitation Program
  • Chapter 4: Developing Your Practice Facilitation Approach
  • Chapter 5: Hiring Your Practice Facilitators
  • Chapter 6: Training Your Practice Facilitators
  • Chapter 7: Supervising and Supporting Your Practice Facilitators
  • Chapter 8: Evaluating the Quality and Outcomes of Your Practice Facilitation Program
  • Chapter 9: Conclusions and Next Steps
  • Appendix A: Theories of Organizational Change
  • Appendix B: Tools and Resources

Developer:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Mathematica Policy Research Inc.; LA Net

Funding Sources:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Department of Health and Human Services

History

Release Date: 2011
Original Summary: May 2013
Last Updated: 06/18/14

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