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.

A few of our favorite things in primary care

These are a few of our favorite things in primary care

As 2016 winds down, we’re taking a look back at the top five stories published since we launched Implementing Innovations into Practice. Each story provides practical tips your practice can use to improve care and patient health.

Tips you can give your patients to help keep their holidays healthy

Tips you can give your patients to help keep their holidays healthy

Here are some practical tips that you can use when you talk with your patients about holiday self-care.

Donna Thompson, RN, MS, CEO of Access Community Network

Dissolving the walls: Connecting clinics with communities

Connecting your clinic to your communities has myriad benefits and can fill an important gap in the health care system – but how do you do it?  Learn three ways you can get started today.

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.

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