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Keywords

clinical preventive services, delivery of health care, program effectiveness, system changes

 

Authors

  1. Tyler, Diane O. PhD, RN, FNP
  2. Taylor-Seehafer, Margaret A. PhD, RN, FNP
  3. Murphy-Smith, Michele PhD, RN, RD

Abstract

Implementation models, such as the national Put Prevention Into Practice program, have produced small to moderate changes in the delivery of preventive services in primary care. More recently, researchers concluded that guides and tools, such as the PPIP toolkit, are helpful, but are not sufficient to facilitate substantive change in clinical preventive practice. Successful implementation of clinical preventive services, according to the Texas Department of Health-PPIP (TDH-PPIP) initiative, involves creating or altering systems to produce change in service delivery for a specific setting. This article describes the ways in which the guidelines and instruments that were developed and refined through the collaborative efforts among public and private health systems were used to implement systems change and improve clinical preventive services at one community primary health care clinic in Texas. The process and empirical results of using the TDH-PPIP Implementation Model in the field are also presented, as well as a discussion of one-year evaluation data.