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Prescription for Health: Changing Primary Care Practice to Foster Healthy Behaviors

Prescription for Health: Changing Primary Care Practice to Foster Healthy Behaviors Prescription for Health: Changing Primary Care Practice to Foster Healthy Behaviors Maribel Cifuentes, RN, BSN ABSTRACT Douglas H. Fernald, MA PURPOSE The leading causes of premature death in the United States are linked to 4 behaviors: smoking, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, and risky alcohol use. Larry A. Green, MD We report lessons from 17 exploratory projects funded under Prescription for Linda J. Niebauer Health that tested the feasibility of innovative behavior change strategies for at 2 least 2 of these behaviors in primary care practices. Benjamin F. Crabtree, PhD METHODS Seventeen practice-based research networks (PBRNs) implemented and Kurt C. Stange, MD, PhD evaluated tools, cues, and techniques in 120 family medicine, internal medicine, Susan B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN pediatric, and nursing practices across an ethnically diverse sample of adults, chil- Prescription for Health National Program dren, and adolescents in rural and urban settings. We reviewed progress reports Offi ce, Department of Family Medicine, and notes from site visits and 3 meetings to generate overarching lessons. University of Colorado Health Sciences RESULTS PBRNs successfully implemented their projects in diverse practices despite Center, Aurora, Colo reported logistical challenges and practice constraints. The networks showed that Department of Family Medicine, University distributing http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Annals of Family Medicine Unpaywall

Prescription for Health: Changing Primary Care Practice to Foster Healthy Behaviors

The Annals of Family MedicineJul 1, 2005
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Prescription for Health: Changing Primary Care Practice to Foster Healthy Behaviors Maribel Cifuentes, RN, BSN ABSTRACT Douglas H. Fernald, MA PURPOSE The leading causes of premature death in the United States are linked to 4 behaviors: smoking, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, and risky alcohol use. Larry A. Green, MD We report lessons from 17 exploratory projects funded under Prescription for Linda J. Niebauer Health that tested the feasibility of innovative behavior change strategies for at 2 least 2 of these behaviors in primary care practices. Benjamin F. Crabtree, PhD METHODS Seventeen practice-based research networks (PBRNs) implemented and Kurt C. Stange, MD, PhD evaluated tools, cues, and techniques in 120 family medicine, internal medicine, Susan B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN pediatric, and nursing practices across an ethnically diverse sample of adults, chil- Prescription for Health National Program dren, and adolescents in rural and urban settings. We reviewed progress reports Offi ce, Department of Family Medicine, and notes from site visits and 3 meetings to generate overarching lessons. University of Colorado Health Sciences RESULTS PBRNs successfully implemented their projects in diverse practices despite Center, Aurora, Colo reported logistical challenges and practice constraints. The networks showed that Department of Family Medicine, University distributing

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Published: Jul 1, 2005

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