The Primary Care Coalition (PCC) developed a method of working within community partners in the National Capital Region to build primary care collaboratives and improve mammography screening rates within the safety-net clinic setting. In collaboration with the Regional Primary Care Coalition, regional breast health providers and partners tested and implemented the primary care-based model using the Model for Improvement to improve processes at the micro-system level and system design theory to drive larger systems changes.
This Change Package shares recommended interventions and successful strategies that have been tested and documented, and can be used by clinics certified as patient-centered medical homes or in the process of adopting those standards. The package includes step-by-step instructions, examples, and resources to implement breast health process improvement programs for rapid innovation at your primary care clinic. While focused on breast health screening improvement, we encourage you to use these practices with any patient population and preventive screening protocol.
The Change Package is a primary care-based model that includes six interventions or “elements” that are employed together to drive rapid innovation to improve breast health outcomes.