At the beginning of May, we hosted an introductory session on Practice Facilitation. Practice facilitation uses a range of organizational development, project management, quality improvement, practice improvement approaches, and methods to build the internal capacity of a practice. Practice facilitation helps a practice engage in improvement activities over time and provides support in reaching incremental and transformative improvement goals.
Through our Local IMPACT grant, we are offering scholarships for the June cohort of the University of Buffalo’s Practice Facilitation course. Qualifying organizations were able to apply at the 101 session as long as they agreed to implement a mini project identifying the number of patients within the clinical system with hypertension or prediabetes.
We received 26 applications, representing almost all 8 counties of Western New York, including:
1. Dale Deahn, MD PC – Wyoming County
2. Jones Memorial Hospital Medical Practices – Allegany County
3. Jericho Road Community Health Center – Erie County
4. Hertel Elmwood Internal Medicine – Erie County
5. Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center – Primary Care – Niagara County
6. UBMD Internal Medicine – Erie County
7. The Resource Center Primary Care – Chautauqua County
8. Independent Health (Serving Niagara Family Medicine) – Niagara County
9. UB Family Medicine – Erie County
10. Mount St. Mary’s Neighborhood Health Center – Niagara County
11. Elmwood Health Center – Erie County
12. Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Primary Care – Erie County, but 40% of their patients are from Cattaraugus County