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Arkansas Clinical Transformation Collaborative

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Arkansas Department of Health
May 12, 2017

Daniel McNutt


The Arkansas Clinical Transformation Collaborative provides technical assistance to help clinics improve how they manage their chronic disease populations, including populations with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and hypertension.

Over a 12 month period, the Collaborative will meet for 6 day-long, in-person learning sessions and 8 webinars or practice team conference calls.

Teams will receive:

  1. Instruction and practice using improvement models and methodologies to test and implement population management changes
  2. Training in the implementation of clinical guidelines for diabetes and prediabetes, cardiovascular disease, diagnosed and undiagnosed hypertension, cancer prevention, medication adherence, tobacco cessation, aging and behavioral changes
  3. Education in the testing and implementation of critical changes that enhance population management including team-based care delivery, planned care at every visit, risk stratification, follow-up care for high risk patients, advanced use of EMR registries, patient engagement and use of behavioral strategies
  4. Training in the development of practice-based RN Care Management that provides transitional care, population management to patients with high risk conditions, and care management interventions to highest risk patients
  5. A minimum of 25 CME hours
  6. Instruction on providing community resources for individual patients that the provider has prescribed physical activity and nutrition and learn to track patients’ progress in decreasing chronic disease using EHR
  7. Training on colorectal cancer screening
  8. Training on tobacco intervention

Detailed lists of grantee requirements and data collection measures are provided in the application instructions.


Eligible participants include:

  • Primary care practices affiliated with a hospital, health system, or practice network, including Veterans Affairs Primary Care
  • Private primary care practices
  • Healthcare network practices
  • Community Health Centers of Arkansas, Inc.
  • Arkansas Health Education Centers
  • Colorectal cancer clinics
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Participants will receive:

  • Training and practice team sessions
  • At least 25 hours of CME credits
  • A $25,000 grant to offset participation costs
Application process

Submit the completed application to:

Arkansas Department of Health
Procurement Branch, RFA-17-0002
Attention: Daniel McNutt
4815 W. Markham St. Slot 58
Little Rock, AR 72205-3867

A hand delivery address is also provided in the application instructions.

Tagged as
Cancer · Cardiovascular disease · Diabetes · Federally Qualified Health Centers · Health information technology · Health workforce education and training · Healthcare facilities · Networking and collaboration · Physical activity · Population health · Primary care · Tobacco use · Arkansas

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