Collaborative development of a randomized study to adapt a diabetes quality improvement initiative for federally qualified health centers

J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2012 Aug;23(3 Suppl):236-46. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2012.0132.


This case study describes how we are translating a diabetes care quality improvement initiative from an insured (HMO) setting into federally qualified health centers (FQHCs). We outline the innovative collaborative processes whereby researchers and FQHC providers adapted this initiative, which includes health information technology tools, to meet the FQHCs' needs.

Publication types

  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Community Health Centers / organization & administration*
  • Cooperative Behavior*
  • Diabetes Mellitus / therapy*
  • Electronic Health Records / organization & administration*
  • Health Maintenance Organizations
  • Humans
  • Organizational Case Studies
  • Organizational Innovation
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care / organization & administration*
  • United States