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EvidenceNOW Southwest

 The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announced $112 million in funding to help 5,000 primary care professionals improve heart health. DI will support the EvidenceNOW Southwest project, based at the University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine, and enrolling practices in Colorado and New Mexico.

The EvidenceNOW initiative establishes seven regional cooperatives composed of multidisciplinary teams of experts that will each provide quality improvement services to up to 300 small primary care practices. These services include onsite coaching, consultation from experts in health care delivery improvement, sharing best practices, and electronic health record support. This initiative will help small primary care practices incorporate the most recent evidence on how best to deliver the ABCS of cardiovascular prevention into their patients' care: Aspirin use by high risk individuals, Blood pressure control, Cholesterol management, and Smoking cessation.

DARTNet Institute is a subcontractor on this project, and has been tasked with housing and presenting practice data, similar to how we present information in our Practice Performance Registry