Promising Practices


HRSA/BPHC Promising Practices

To support health centers improve quality and provide more opportunities for peer-to-peer learning, HRSA gathers promising practices. A promising practice refers to an activity, procedure, approach, or policy that leads to, or is likely to lead to, improved outcomes or increased efficiency for health centers. Promising practices come from Operational Site Visits (OSVs), through our strategic partners, and from project officers (POs). Promising practices will be added regularly, and health centers soon will have an opportunity to submit their own.

The following criteria are used to identify promising practices:

  • Practices must be innovative, beyond the routine activities health centers or partners employ for diabetes management and care.
  • Health center or partner must not have any active conditions.
  • The practice has the potential to be implemented in other health centers or through partners.
  • If possible, quantitative and/or qualitative data (e.g., UDS or health center data) are available to demonstrate the effectiveness of the practice.

HRSA/BPHC has identified promising practices that have the potential to be successfully replicated in other organizations. Instituting promising practices enhances the care provided to any population, and are especially valuable for underserved and vulnerable populations.

Promising Practices in the Clearinghouse

The National Cooperative Agreement entities, charged with providing T/TA to health centers, have identified promising practices for use with the health center population and/or in the health center setting. Click below to see a list of these resources generated from the Clearinghouse database.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,375,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit