The following resources offer practical information and helpful strategies for building a winning practice team:

The California Health Foundation profiles 15 winning primary care teams in two documents that can be downloaded for free:


The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) describes how to develop teams in all settings with the goal of improving care of diabetes patients. This free PDF booklet offers strategies for continuous, proactive, planned, patient-centered, and population-based approach to diabetes care.

  • Team Care: Comprehensive Lifetime Management for Diabetes [download pdf]


Teamlet Model: Learn how to redefine the work of practice team members to engage patients more effectively before, during, and after the physician visit in the clinic and to keep them engaged between visits. Learn while you earn free CE credit!


Partnering in Self-Management Support: A Toolkit for Clinicians is a 26-page manual that gives busy clinicians the information and tools they need to support patients and families in the day-to-day management of chronic disease. The toolkit is available from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and is available for downloading. [pdf]


Work Relationship Assessment Form and Teamwork Is Crucial to New Model of Care are tools you can download from the FPM Toolbox on the American Academy of Family Practice website. [Link]


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