Using the TRANSLATE framework to support practice transformation: Perspectives of a practice facilitator

Kristin J. Erickson, Milton Mickey Eder

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Background: In 2008, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) awarded Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) funding to community health boards (CHBs), directing them to partner with schools, worksites, communities, and health care to address obesity and tobacco use/exposure. Methods: Each CHB selected one of two health care strategies: implement obesity and healthy lifestyle guidelines or connect clinics to community resources. The CHB in rural west-central Minnesota chose to champion clinical guideline implementation, assigning one of its own county-level public health nurses the role of practice facilitator (PF). This decision set the stage for a novel community partnership between public health, clinical guideline developers, and local providers of relevant clinical services. Lessons Learned: This community perspective describes how the PF organized support for clinical guideline implementation using the TRANSLATE framework, and explores the capacity of the TRANSLATE framework to accommodate particularities of clinical partners that is necessary in working to transform evidence-based knowledge into real-world practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-91
Number of pages5
JournalProgress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2017

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported in part through grant R01HL126041 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the NIH and the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) in Minnesota. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2017 Johns Hopkins University Press.


  • Community health partnerships
  • Guideline adherence
  • Health promotion
  • Midwestern United States
  • Nursing
  • Outcome and process assessment (health care)
  • Practice facilitation
  • Public health
  • Rural health


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