Our current work proceeds directly from our early emphasis on activated patients and proactive practice teams

We continue to aim to better understand and inform the state of the art in high-functioning primary care teams. Recent work has included visiting innovative primary care teams across the U.S. to learn how care is being delivered by teams in new ways.

An effective primary care workforce is essential to better health and health care for all

To date, academic studies that examine primary care staff, training, and team functioning are still relatively scarce.  Many organizations recognize the need to revamp their workforce, and are experimenting with innovative team structures and role definitions.

Transforming primary care: healthier patients, happier staff

We know transformation of any kind is hard work.  That's why we created the Improving Primary Care Team Guide through our PCT-LEAP work.  An online tool for primary care teams, The Team Guide helps build high-functioning teams and provides practical, hands-on tools—easy to use, actionable and measureable.

 

Related Resources

Partnering to Succeed: How Small Health Centers Can Improve Care and Thrive Under Value Based Payment

How can small health centers contribute to a sustainable primary care safety net that achieves better care, better health, lower costs, happier staff, and reduced health disparities? They can partner to succeed. Read our March 2018 publication co-authored by JSI Research &Training, Inc.: Partnering to Succeed: How small health centers can improve care and thrive under value-based payment.

LEAP: Learning from Effective Ambulatory Practices (seminar)

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Registered Nurses in Primary Care: Emerging New Roles and Contributions to Team-Based Care in High-Performing Practices

Our LEAP project examined the roles of RNs in 30 exemplary primary care practices.

Monitoring local impacts of Medicaid expansion on primary care provider capacity: A case study from King County, Washington

Paula Rae Blasi, MPH, Eva Y. Wong, PhD, Nathan M. Johnson, MA, & Eli Kern, MPH RN. Monitoring local impacts of Medicaid expansion on primary care provider capacity: A case study from King County, Washington. February 1, 2017. This report is produced by the Assessment, Policy Development & Evaluation Unit at Public Health – Seattle & King County.

Primary Care Clinic Re-Design for Prescription Opioid Management

Primary Care Clhnic Re-Design for Prescription Opioid Management

Background: The challenge of responding to prescription opioid overuse within the United States has fallen disproportionately on the primary care clinic setting. Here we describe a framework comprised of 6 Building Blocks to guide efforts within this setting to address the use of opioids for chronic pain.

Taking Action on Overuse Action Planning Framework

Taking Action on Overuse Action Planning Framework

The Taking Action on Overuse Action Planning Framework (formerly Supporting Provider Engagement to Reduce Low-Value Care) is a promising approach to engage healthcare providers and care teams in undertaking the difficult work of reducing low-value, unnecessary care. The MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation developed this framework with the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).

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