Prescription for Health Promoting Healthy Behaviors in Primary Care Research Networks
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Prescription for Health Products and Findings

Issue Briefs:

Changing Patient Health Risk Behavior Requires New Investment in PrimaryCare

Behavioral Change Counseling in the Medical Home

Integrating Linkages between Primary Care Practices and Community Resources to Promote Healthy Behaviors

Prescription for Health - Write it Now

Reshaping Primary Care Practice to Support Behavior Change: On the Road to the Patient-Centered Medical Home

Start Up and Incremental Practice Expenses for Behavior Change Interventions in Primary Care

Use of Patient Registries in U.S. Primary Care Practices

Tools for Primary Care Practices:

Prescription for Health Toolkit


Prescription for Health: Reshaping Practice to Support Health Behavior Change in Primary Care, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Volume 35, Issue 5, Supplement (November 2008)

Prescription for Health: Changing Primary Care Practice to Foster Healthy Behaviors - Annals of Family Medicine July/August 2005 Volume 3, Supplement


Prescription for Health was a six-year initiative funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) in collaboration with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Under this initiative, 22 primary care practice-based research networks (PBRNs) developed, tested, and evaluated 27 practical, evidence-based strategies to improve the delivery and effectiveness of health behavior change services in frontline primary care practice. The strategies targeted four health risk behaviors:

  • Tobacco use
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Risky alcohol use

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