2019 International Conference on Practice Facilitation

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Zsolt Nagykaldi, PhD
Melinda Davis, PhD
Conference Co-Chairs


Plenary I: Bridging Practices and Communities: A Week in the Life of a Practice Facilitator in Rural Colorado 
Christin Sutter
Practice Facilitator & Community Research Liaison, HPRN

Linda Zittleman, MPH
Senior Instructor, University of Colorado School of Medicine

The High Plains Research Network (HPRN) is a practice- and community-based research network that works with 53 primary care practices, 16 hospitals, in the 16 county region of rural eastern Colorado. Ms. Zittleman and Ms. Sutter will describe the HPRN, its history of engaging communities in research, and how practice facilitation has been woven into its research and quality improvement efforts. They will preset examples of projects that bridge a broad range of community organizations and practices, successful strategies, and reflections on improvements. 


Cross-Community Facilitation for Social Determinants of Health Screening and Referral in Oregon 

Steven Brantley, MPH, CCRP
Practice Facilitator & Research Associate, ORPRN

The Oregon Accountable Health Communities (AHC) study is designed to screen and refer more than 75,000 Medicaid or Medicare members annually for social determinants of health. Steven Brantley, a practice facilitator for the Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network (ORPRN), will describe how their team has engaged nearly 50 primary care clinics, dental offices, social service agencies, community and other partners in this work. He will describe the background and context of AHC and outline facilitation strategies used to engage study participants and partners.


Poster Presentations

Workshops/Skill Labs

Oral Presentations

Oral Presentations/Skill Labs/Workshops

OP102: From Novice to Expert: A Qualitative Study of Implementation Facilitation Skills

OP108: From Novice to Expert: Methods for Transferring Implementation Facilitation Skills to Improve Healthcare Delivery

OP111: Practice Transformation Analytics Dashboard for Clinician Engagement

OP114: Designing for Improvement: Enabling Primary Care Teams to Improve Care for Elderly Patients Living with Polypharmacy

OP115: "Coach Be Nimble, Coach Be Quick": Improving, Sustaining, and Spreading a Facilitated QI Program for Medication Reconciliation

OP116: Expanding the Reach of Practice Facilitation: Lessons Learned from Inter-Organizational Collaboration

SL101: Practice Facilitation in the Development of Community Paramedic Programs

W107: Developing a Practice Facilitator Competency Framework to Support the Next Phase of Healthcare System Transformation

Congratulations to the 2019 Poster Award Winners!

Practice Facilitator Self-Assessment Tool Development and Outcomes
Wanda Truong, MSc; Mark Watt, RN, BN; Lori Choma; Emily Johnston MSc; Arvelle Balon-Lyon, RN, BN

The Relationship Between Practice Leadership and Key Driver Implementation Scale (KDIS) for Hypertension Practice Facilitation: Preliminary Data from the Southeastern Consortium for BP Control
Doyle M. Cummings, PharmD; Alyssa Adams, MPH; Lynette Staplefoote-Boynton, MPH; Shannon Peaden, MBA; Jacquie Halladay, MD, MPH; Andrea Cherrington, MD, MPH; Monika M. Safford, MD, MP

Shared Practice Learning & Improvement Tool. SPLIT
Stephanie Kirchner, MSPH, RD; Kellyn Pearson, RN, MSN; Kyle Knierim, MD

Funding for this conference was made possible in part by grant 1R13HS025315‐03 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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