The team of clinicians from the Lincoln Health Center in Durham, who are participating in the Kanof Institute for Physician Leadership’s Clinical Quality University (CQU) program, won first place at the recent Duke Safety and Quality Conference. The CQU team is made up of Quincy Jones, MSW, MHS, PA-C, who is also part of the NCMS Foundation’s Community Practitioner Program, which is funding the team; Barbara Johnston, MD, Sandra Gomez, RN and Carolyn Crowder.
Their poster titled “Implementation of a Substance Abuse Screening in a Community Health Center Setting: Implications for Practice” won first place in the “Effective” category, which means providing services based on scientific knowledge to all who can benefit, and refraining from providing services to those not likely to benefit. The poster was directly based on the project they did as part of the CQU program.
“It was certainly exciting for us,” Jones said. “We are truly appreciative for the learning and guidance afforded to us through CPP and CQU!”