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Health Assessments in Primary Care: A How-to Guide for Clinicians and Staff


The purpose of this guide is to provide a framework and practical, evidenced-based guidance for primary care teams to adopt and successfully implement health assessments in primary care practices.  

The guide can help any practice interested in health assessments:
  • Practices with limited experience in implementing health assessments
  • Practices that have struggled with implementing health assessments in the past
  • Practices experienced in implementing health assessments.
This guide provides guidance and tools for each decision point in the process of implementing a new health assessment. The appendixes provide additional resources—including specific health assessment questions that the team can review, modify, and use—and links to other sources.


University of Colorado School of Medicine

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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

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  • Release Date: 09/2013
  • Original Summary: 11/2013
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Last updated: December 18, 2013.