AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting
Boston, MA | June 25-27, 2016
Taking Practice-Engagement to Scale: Cross-Cooperative Insights from the Evidencenow Evaluation (ESCALATES)
Authors: Deborah Cohen, Bijal Balasubramanian, Shannon Sweeney, Jennifer Hall, Michael Parchman, Samuel Cykert, Miguel Marino, Stephan Lindner, John McConnell, Leif Solberg, Theresa Walunas, Sarah Ono, Donna Daniel, Sheila Anane and Benjamin Crabtree
Research Objective: EvidenceNOW is one of the largest initiatives focused on implementing and disseminating evidence-based cardiovascular preventive care into primary care practice. Scale-up in EvidenceNOW hinges on practice engagement; the first step of which is enrolling practices in this initiative. The objective of this study is to describe factors that facilitated or hindered enrollment of over 1700 practices across 12 US states.
Conclusions: Rapid, large-scale efforts to translate evidence, like cardiovascular preventive care into primary care practices, require a local or regional relationship-based approach for successful engagement.