Great  American Smokeout: Addressing Tobacco Cessation in Primary Care

Great American Smokeout: Addressing Tobacco Cessation in Primary Care

In honor of the annual November 17th Great American Smokeout, we checked in with two Oregon-based practice coaches to see what smoking cessation system changes they're working on with their clinics.

Practice Coach Cullen Conway, MPH talks data with staff from Samaritan Depoe Bay Clinic, Oregon

You’re not alone: Notes from a primary care practice coach

Ever wonder what a practice facilitator can do?  An Oregon-based practice coach talks about ways that he supports primary care clinics in improving quality in their region.

Keli Christman of Winding Waters Clinic

Primary care transformation: Winding Waters' remarkable journey

Set at the foot of eastern Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains and surrounded by 2.3 million acres of national forest, Winding Waters Clinic is a nationally recognized leader in health care transformation. But just a few years ago, their physicians faced a familiar challenge: how to keep their private rural practice open.

Sky Lakes clinics take QI a step further with the BP call-back card

Learn how a small primary care system in rural Oregon was inspired take the next step after a successful training on proper BP measurement.

Small changes, better numbers: Success with blood pressure

Where do you start, with quality improvement work?  How do you choose a place to begin?  In what ways can you know if what you're trying is successful?  This thoughtful piece describes just how one Oregon coast primary care clinic approached their quest to provide better cardiovascular care.

ABCS saves lives: 4 steps to help you use the metrics in your practice

Research shows that using the ABCS measures is a powerful way to prevent deaths from cardiac-related conditions. Here are four practical steps you can take to work ABCS into your practice’s day-to-day care.

Not just alphabet soup: 4 ABCS to improve your patients’ heart health

If 70 percent of patients with high blood pressure were treated according to ABCS cardiovascular risk guidelines, 46,000 lives could be saved each year. Learn how to implement ABCS in your practice in a free webinar this April.

Healthy Hearts Northwest: Better care for your patients, MOC credit for you

Healthier patients and happier docs: now it’s possible with Healthy Hearts Northwest. Healthy Hearts Northwest is a three-year initiative to help primary care practices in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho achieve better heart health outcomes, earn Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit, and leverage quality improvement support from skilled coaches.

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