Assessing the ability to implement a nurse consultation model of support in prevention within primary care settings

The Foundation's initiative, Prescription for Health: Promoting Healthy Behaviors in Primary Care Research Networks, was designed to develop, field test, and disseminate innovative and feasible interventions for primary-care based health behavior change counseling.This grant provides support for a quality assurance nurse within each health system to be trained to provide consultation service that assists the practice in making practice system improvements to increase preventive service delivery to its patients. The main outcome measure is an overall increase in the use of health behavior assessment, counseling, referral, and follow-up through the use of a 5 A's assessment--ask the patient about the behavior, advise toward a healthy behavior, assess interest in changing behavior, assist with making behavior change, and arrange for follow-up.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $125,000.00

Awarded on: 7/2/2003

Time frame: 7/1/2003 - 12/31/2004

Grant Number: 49049


Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

A110 East Fee Hall
East Lansing, 48824-1316


Jodi Summers Holtrop
Project Director