Put prevention into practice: a controlled evaluation

Am J Public Health. 2000 Oct;90(10):1622-5. doi: 10.2105/ajph.90.10.1622.


Objectives: The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether Put Prevention Into Practice (PPIP) materials affected the delivery of 8 clinical preventive services.

Methods: Program materials were provided to a family medicine practice serving a diverse, low-income population. Appropriate use of clinical preventive services was assessed via medical record reviews at baseline, 6 months, 18 months, and 30 months at both intervention and control sites.

Results: The delivery rates of 7 clinical preventive services were higher in the intervention site at 6 months. These rates had flattened or decreased by 30 months.

Conclusions: Use of PPIP materials modestly improved delivery of certain clinical preventive services. Sustained improvement will require substantial system changes and ongoing support.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • California
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Logistic Models
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Preventive Health Services / organization & administration*
  • Program Evaluation