AHRQ: EvidenceNOW: Setting the Target for Improving Heart Health in America

The following graphics created by AHRQ from ESCALATES data, show how the primary care clinics participating in EvidenceNOW are doing at delivering the four most important cardiovascular preventive services to their patients (ABCS). Although the average rates are quite good, there is a lot of variation among clinics, meaning that nearly all…

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PCPCI: EvidenceNow – Advancing Heart Health in Primary Care

The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has made heart health a priority through the campaign EvidenceNOW: Advancing Heart Health in Primary Care. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States; on an annual basis, Americans suffer over 1.5 million…

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JAMA: EvidenceNOW Grants Focus on Heart Disease Care in Small Practices

The federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is issuing $112 million in grants to help improve cardiovascular care in smaller primary care practices across the United States. The EvidenceNOW initiative aims to improve cardiovascular health care delivery. The EvidenceNOW initiative will provide funds for 3 years to create 7…

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