More than 60% of adult women experience urinary incontinence, but the majority do not seek care. Most women want their primary care provider to ask about their UI.
WI-INTUIT is one of five sites in a federally-funded national project to help busy primary care practices screen for and manage urinary incontinence (UI) in female patients.
In addition to monetary compensation ($3,000) your practice will:
We are very excited that Wisconsin was 1 of 5 sites selected for this $3 million federal grant sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
1. Advancing Heart Health
In 2015, AHRQ launched EvidenceNOW: Advancing Heart Health with four goals:
2. Managing Unhealthy Alcohol Use
In 2019, AHRQ launched the EvidenceNOW: Managing Unhealthy Alcohol Use Initiative to raise awareness about the evidence for and support the implementation of:
3. Building State Capacity
In 2021, AHRQ launched EvidenceNOW: Building State Capacity to catalyze the creation or enhancement of such an infrastructure in four States. AHRQ is investing in the development of additional State-based external quality improvement (QI) support infrastructure to increase the capacity of States to help primary care practices deliver evidence-based care and to address equity in health outcomes. In order to address disparities, AHRQ sought applications from States whose capacity is currently limited but have the potential to expand primary care improvement activities.
4. Managing Urinary Incontinence
In February 2022, AHRQ launched the Improving Nonsurgical Treatment of Urinary Incontinence among Women in Primary Care (INTUIT-PC). The initiative builds on AHRQ’s EvidenceNOW Model of external support to help primary care practices implement patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) on effective nonsurgical interventions for UI such as behavioral approaches, medications, and neuromodulation. The initiative will help close the gap between evidence and primary care practice in care for UI in women.
The practice will be enrolled.
Independent primary care practices and practices that are within a healthcare system can participate in this quality improvement study. If your primary care practice is in a healthcare system, not all primary care practices in your healthcare system are required to participate.
This quality improvement study enrolls at the practice level. Therefore, all physicians in a primary care practice will participate in the study. However, not all physicians are required to be part of the practice change team. A physician champion for the primary care practice can contribute more to the study by serving on the practice change team.
After enrolling in the project, half of the practices will be randomly assigned to receive this additional support, so we cannot tell you ahead of time whether your practice will get it.
2 free sessions to personally connect you with specialists & community resources
3 project meetings, each lasting 1 hour, during the first 6 months of the project
The practice change team will consist of 2-5 providers / staff who are project champions
The project lasts for 6 months. The research team will continue to collect information for another 12 months. Your practice will have access to online project resources for the whole 18 months.