Health Literate Care Model

Health Literate Care Model

When a health care organization adopts the Health Literate Care Model, health literacy becomes embedded into all aspects of planning and operations.  View and download the Health Literate Care Model, co-authored by Michael Parchman

Citation:  Koh, H.; Brach, C.; Harris, L.M.; and Parchman, M.L. (2013) “A Proposed ‘Health Literate Care Model Would Constitute A Systems Approach to Improving Patients’ Engagement in Care.” Health Affairs. No. 2 (357-367).

Accelerating Regulatory Progress in Multi-Institutional Research

MacColl Center Business Manager Sherry Lauf and Senior Program Manager Leah Tuzzio co-authored this manuscript highlighting three case studies in which research, regulatory, and administrative teams developed and employed innovative approaches to secure and maintain Institutional Review Board approvals, enable data sharing, and expedite sub-award issuance and execution.

Nurse navigators help Group Health patients with cancer

Watch this YouTube video to learn more about the Group Health Nurse Navigator study, which resulted in improved patient experience and reduced problems in care.  Study co-author Ed Wagner comments.

Nurse navigators in early cancer care: a randomized, controlled trial.

The Nurse Navigator study set out to determine if a nurse navigator intervention improves quality of life and patient experience in newly-diagnosed patients.  Learn more about this randomized controlled trial in a paper co-authored by Ed Wagner.  Group Health was so impressed with this work that it incorporated an oncology nurse navigator into usual care for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer at its Capitol Hill campus—even before the research was published.

Self-management: Enabling and empowering patients living with cancer as a chronic illness.

People with cancer are living longer, and their cancer may be managed as a chronic illness due to recent improvements in the early detection, diagnosis, and treatment.  Read this article, co-authored by Ed Wagner, that proposes a model of care that oncology practices can use to enable and empower patients and families.


JGIM October 2010 Chronic Care and Education Supplement

Funded by the California HealthCare Foundation, and featuring guest editors Ed Wagner, David Stevens MD, and Judith Bowen MD, the October 2010 Chronic Care and Education Supplement to the Journal of General Internal Medicine is available in its entirety free of charge.

Guiding Transformation: How Medical Practices Can Become Patient-Centered Medical Homes

As part of the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative, this Commonwealth Fund report sought to develop a more detailed and concrete definition that describes the changes that most practices would need to make to become PCMHs.