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Welcome to the Bree Collaborative Implementation Home Page

On this page you will find introductory information and links to our Implementation Guide (IG) for all guidelines, the Bree Collaborative dashboard, case studies on Bree guidelines implementation, the Evaluation Survey Question Bank, and information about our implementation and evaluation plan and activities.

What’s New?

We anticipate releasing our full Implementation Guide for Bree Collaborative reports in the summer of 2023. In the meantime, you can access our newly developed checklists and resources to support the implementation of our Hepatitis C guidelines below.

HCV Checklists :The checklist translates the Bree guidelines into action steps for that sector (i.e., clinician, health delivery site, health plan, purchaser, etc.). The action items have been arranged into levels 1, 2, and 3 to correspond to the difficulty level of implementing the action into the sectors’ setting. Further information is below.

Resources and Tools:

Continuing Education Resources:

The full report can be found here: Hepatitis C Report and Recommendations Final


Implementation Guide Introduction

The purpose of this guide is to provide an overview of each of our guidelines and their key components and provide tools to support the translation of the reports into practice. This implementation guide contains checklists, tools and resources, webinars, and measures to support the implementation of the Bree guidelines across all sectors of the health care eco-system (e.g., clinicians, health plans, purchasers, etc.).

Bree staff began developing the Implementation Guide in 2023, a living document that will be updated over time to include further information and resources for all the published Bree reports. Please continue to check back in on the webpage to see new tools as they are developed. Bree staff are prioritizing the development of materials for the most recent Bree reports.

How to use the Implementation Guide

The implementation guide is organized into sections by health topic areas with the relevant Bree reports included in that section. Topic areas are:

  • General guidelines
  • Aging
  • Behavioral Health
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Infectious Disease Management
  • Managing Pain
  • Oncology
  • Reproductive Health
  • Surgery

Each Bree report is organized with a sidebar of resource options that, when clicked, providing further information on that report and implementation resources associated with it. The sidebar options are described below:

  • General information: an overview of Bree’s report
  • Read online: link full Bree report
  • Implementation checklist by audience: Bree staff collaborated with former work group members to co-create implementation checklists specific to the health sectors listed in the Bree report. The checklist translates the Bree guidelines into action steps for that sector (i.e., clinician, health delivery site, health plan, purchaser, etc.). The action items have been arranged into levels 1, 2, and 3 to correspond to the difficulty level of implementing the action into the sectors’ setting. The checklist tool allows for a representative from a health sector to assess their or their organization’s progress to implement best practice guidelines in their setting and provide guidance on further actions to take in strengthening care on that Bree report health topic.
  • Resources and tools: other sources of information to support knowledge on the health topic and implementation.
  • Metrics and operational measures: operational measures are developed in collaboration with representatives from the audiences they are aimed towards. They are designed to help individuals and organizations track progress on the operationalization (turning abstract conceptual ideas into measurable observations) of the guidelines. Also included, for easy reference, are descriptions of the metrics recommended by work groups.
  • Self-report progress: share your or your organization’s progress on guidelines implementation with Bree staff. Information submitted will be reviewed and published in the examples of implementation below.
  • Examples of implementation: highlights work that representatives within our healthcare ecosystem have taken to implement Bree guidelines into their specific settings. The information shows how a representative may adapt the guidelines to their local context and celebrates the representative’s work to strengthen health outcomes.

Bree Collaborative Case Studies – COMING SOON!

The Bree Collaborative is creating case studies, in partnership with other organizations, in order to illustrate different implementation projects. Case studies may be on broad topics and include multiple guideline reports, or they may be focused on a single report.

Case studies are developed through a standardized method, borrowed from the Guidelines International Network, to support validity and reliability of the information.

Bree Collaborative Dashboard – COMING SOON!

The Bree Collaborative in creating a dashboard to illustrate the scope and spread of guidelines implementation. This dashboard can support implementation efforts by providing interested parties with information on other organizations that are doing similar work, show areas of need, and highlight priority geographic areas, health topics or populations.

Bree Collaborative Evaluation Survey Question Bank – NOW AVAILABLE!

The Bree Collaborative has developed a collaborative question bank, where organizations can draw from and share evaluation questions with the goal of aligning evaluations of implementation projects. Modeled on the CDC’s Survey Question Bank, this resource can support organizations in demonstrating the value of their implementation work.

Implementation Guide (IG) Introduction and Information  – COMING SOON!