Keli Christman of Winding Waters ClinicPrimary 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.   >>>Read more

Healthy Hearts across the country: NYC team balances homelessness and quality improvement
Meeting the pressing needs of homeless patients while committing to ongoing quality improvement isn’t easy, but the Healthy Hearts NYC project is succeeding.  Their team is doing an impressive job empowering its staff, encouraging open communication, and making the most of available resources.   >>>Read more

Sky Lakes clinics take QI a step further with the BP call-back card
The story of how a primary care clinic created a blood pressure call-back card  highlights the great things that can happen when practices get inspired by quality improvement.  >>>Read more

Healthy Hearts NW practice coaches report from the field
The Qualis Health program manager for Healthy Hearts NW coaches recently spoke with two of our facilitators about what they’re seeing out in the field. Hear from Ross Howell as he takes us on a deeper dive. >>>Read more

Practice coaches as cross-pollinators

Our Oregon practice coaches act as sounding boards with clinical practice teams, thinking aloud together about new ways of delivering best practices. The coaches often take innovative ideas from one team and share them with others.  Hear from a few of our practice coaches on ways they share and plant these seeds. >>>Read more

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. >>>Read more

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. >>>Read more 

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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 how one Oregon clinic approached their quest to provide better cardiovascular care. >>>Read more