Announcing the RWJF Value Champions

We're proud to announce the launch of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Safety Net Value Champions Fellowship and the selection of six clinical providers from across the United States as fellows, including a New York City emergency room physician, a Washington State pediatric nurse practitioner, and a New Mexico physician assistant. 

Director Search

We have initiated a search for a new Director!  Our team bridges the worlds of health services research and practice transformation, and our mission is to develop, evaluate, and disseminate innovations in care delivery—with a special focus on the needs of vulnerable populations and those living with chronic illness. 

Caring for our rural communities

Rural Oregonians are disproportionately impacted by cardiovascular disease, but practice coaching offers unique support.

By Michael Parchman, MD, MPH, Senior Investigator, MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation and Healthy Hearts Northwest Principal Investigator.

Let’s put measurement-based care in behavioral health treatment

Imagine a primary care visit where no one takes your blood pressure. Instead, your provider looks you up and down and makes a mental note of her impression of what your blood pressure might be. Or she privately concludes in your chart that your blood pressure is likely fine because you don’t mention it as an issue during your interaction. Silly, right? And unlikely, since basing care on reliable assessments — a.k.a. “measurement-based care” — is widespread in most health care.

6 habits for finding joy in work

Experiencing joy in clinical practice and helping mitigate provider burnout has long been a research topic of interest at MacColl. Judith Schaefer, MPH, Senior Research Associate departed for her well-deserved retirement in October 2018, leaving us with ways that she found joy in her work.

1. Focus on what matters to you

What matters to you matters to you. Sometimes it’s right in front of your face and you don’t have to look for it. Focusing on what matters will give your work meaning. Your work will be deeper because it has meaning for you

Katie Coleman to direct the KP Learning Health System Program

We are thrilled to announce that our colleague Katie Coleman, MSPH, has been named director of the Kaiser Permanente WA (KPWA) Learning Health System (LHS) Program. Katie will guide the LHS Program in leveraging Kaiser Permanente Health Research Institute's (KPWHRI) research capabilities to help KPWA meet its strategic goals related to quality, service, growth, and affordability.