Practice Facilitation Resources
Practice Facilitators are specially trained individuals who work with community care practices to enable meaningful changes designed to improve patients' outcomes and clinic processes. They help physicians and quality improvement teams develop the skills they need to implement and adapt evidence-based practices to the specific circumstance of their practice environment. They are a key resource in the transformation efforts toward the Patient's Medical Home and Health Neighbourhood.
ACTT is pleased to provide a suite of practice facilitation tools and resources for practice facilitators and the organizations that support them.
Practice Facilitator Network
Alberta Practice Facilitators are partnered with ACTT (Accelerating Change Transformation Team) to deliver a provincial Practice Facilitator Network. It is a venue for Practice Facilitators to connect, share learnings, and collaborate.
The PF Network launched October 2017 and is predominately virtual in nature, including monthly interactive webinars and a collaborative website. The success of the PF Network is grounded in participants' commitment to engage and communicate their collective experience, wisdom, and passion to enable meaningful changes designed to improve patient outcomes and clinical processes in primary care for the transformation toward the Patient’s Medical Home integrated in a Health Neighborhood.
The monthly webinars cover topics related to practice facilitator competencies and emerging provincial priorities, such as provincial continuity data, quality improvement dashboards, HQCA panel reports, CPAR implementation, Patients Medical Home assessments, and data storytelling.
For more information please see the Practice Facilitator Network Report To Stakeholders [July 2018 - June 2019].
Practice Facilitator Connect
Practice Facilitator Connect is a regular meeting for anyone needing support with their role as a Practice Facilitator. This meeting is hosted by ACTT and aims to support Practice Facilitators by creating a forum to connect and ask questions. The sessions also offer tips, tricks, best practice, and engagement with ACTT consultants and colleagues across the province. Those that are taking the Practice Facilitator Core Training: Comprehensive can use this time to ask questions about materials covered during the courses.
These meetings typically run bi-weekly (except for November and December 2023) on Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. You can choose to attend one meeting or all of them. See the dates and register now.
Practice Facilitator Competencies
Patient’s Medical Home & Health Neighbourhood Transformation in Alberta – This document outlines the competency set for Alberta Practice (Improvement) Facilitators.
Practice Facilitator Self-Assessment
This tool is a companion to the Practice Facilitator Competencies and is to be used by Practice Facilitators to assess their competencies.
Practice Facilitator Job Description
This document is a template to assist organizations to create their own Practice Facilitator job description.
Reference Guide for PCN Leaders
ACTT Support for Alberta Practice Facilitator Development – A guide to assist PCN leaders to navigate supports such as training and networks for their Practice Facilitators.
Evidence for Practice Facilitation
Literature summaries and evidence supporting the Patient's Medical Home will continue to be posted.
The Case for Practice Facilitation in Primary Care (CFPC Resource) [July 2020]