Resources Used by Federally Qualified Health Center Leadership to Learn about Preventive Care Interventions

Lindsay R. Stradtman, Angela L. Carman, Robin C. Vanderpool

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Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) serve patient populations that commonly have low preventive care utilization rates. Implementation of preventive care interventions (PCIs) may help decrease these care deficiencies. A survey of Kentucky FQHC leaders was conducted in 2019 to determine resources used to learn about PCIs and how leaders decide to implement them. Nineteen of Kentucky's 24 FQHCs completed the survey for a participation rate of 79%. Among participating FQHC leadership, the 3 resources that were very or somewhat likely to be used to learn about PCIs were advice or consultation from peers (100%), professional associations (95%), and nonacademic conferences/meetings (90%). The state primary care association and statewide community health center network were listed as the most helpful resources. These results highlight the types of resources used by FQHC leadership to learn about PCIs. Understanding preferred learning methods can help researchers improve outreach to FQHCs and facilitate dissemination of PCIs.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Public Health Management and Practice
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

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  • community health centers
  • implementation science
  • information-seeking behaviors
  • preventive health services

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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