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Promising Practices


Health Center Program Promising Practices

To support health centers improve quality and provide more opportunities for peer-to-peer learning, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) gathers promising practices. Instituting promising practices enhances the care provided to any population, and are especially valuable for underserved and vulnerable populations.

Promising practices are defined by the following criteria:

  • Indicators of a positive/effective public health intervention
  • Guidelines and protocols that have a proven positive track record of having effective public health outcomes
  • Continuous quality improvement
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative data showing positive outcomes

HRSA collects promising practices through a variety of sources including:

  • Operational Site Visits (OSVs)
  • Strategic partners such as  National Cooperative Agreements, Primary Care Associations, and Health Center Controlled Networks
  • HRSA Project Officers

Promising Practices in the Clearinghouse

The National Cooperative Agreement entities, charged with providing T/TA to health centers, have identified promising practices for use with the health center population and/or in the health center setting. Click below to see a list of these resources generated from the Clearinghouse database.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,375,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.