EvidenceNOW is focusing on helping primary care practices use the latest evidence to improve the heart health of Americans, and it is one of the largest initiatives funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

ESCALATES is the national evaluation for EvidenceNOW. The ESCALATES team is studying which practice supports and quality improvement strategies are most effective across the seven regional cooperatives participating in this initiative.

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AHRQ: EvidenceNOW: A Snapshot of Participating Primary Care Practices

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The following graphic created by AHRQ from ESCALATES data, illustrates the characteristics of the participating small- to medium-sized primary care practices in EvidenceNOW along with the average …

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A Triple Win: Tailoring External Support to Practice Needs

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Primary care practices in the U.S.—particularly small, independent practices—face significant challenges to care delivery improvement: overburdened staff, time limitations, and financial constraints are …

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Understanding the Bottom Line: How Utilization of External Support is Affected by Finances

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EvidenceNOW is testing what kinds of external support, like practice facilitation or data infrastructure development, help …

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Recruiting Practices for Change Initiatives: Findings from EvidenceNOW

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Recruiting primary care practices can be a difficult undertaking. ESCALATES published in the American Journal of Medical Quality to provide insight into key …

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Six Snap Shots of Primary Care: What an EvidenceNOW Practice Looks Like

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While practices vary widely by many factors, they have in common a strong commitment to providing the best possible care to the 8 million people they serve …

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