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Table 1.

Resources for Providing Value-Based Care and Translating Evidence Into Practice

ResourceHow to AccessDescription
Evidence-Based Practice 
Critically Appraised Topics https://www.aota.org/Practice/Researchers.aspx “At-a-glance” critical appraisal and synthesis of articles arranged by practice area that includes key findings and the bottom line for OT practice 
Evidence-Based Practice Resource Directory https://www.aota.org/Practice/Researchers/EBP-Resource-Directory.aspx Online directory of evidence-based practice resources in a variety of practice areas, including tutorials for acquiring basic and intermediate-level skills to search and interpret the literature 
Journal Club Guide https://www.aota.org/Practice/Researchers/KT-Toolkit/Journal-Club.aspx All you need to start a journal club at work, with friends, or with state association members 
AOTA KT Toolkit https://www.aota.org/Practice/Researchers/KT-Toolkit.aspx Resources to assist practitioners in translating research into practice 
Occupational Therapy Practice Guidelines https://www.aota.org/Practice/Researchers/practice-guidelines.aspx Topic-specific guidelines with best practices and summaries of evidence for interventions in a variety of practice areas; based on the findings of systematic reviews 
Model Systems KT Center https://msktc.org/ Repository of resources to facilitate the KT process for those with spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and burn injury 
Advocacy and Communication 
Choosing Wisely® https://www.choosingwisely.org/societies/american-occupational-therapy-association-inc/ (open access) Resource to promote meaningful conversations among practitioners, clients, and providers to ensure appropriate and quality care 
Choosing Wisely recommendations https://www.choosingwisely.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/AOTA-Choosing-Wisely-List.pdf Article on AOTA’s top Choosing Wisely recommendations—practices that OT practitioners should question 
AOTA’s Everyday Advocacy Decision Guide https://www.aota.org/-/media/Corporate/Files/Advocacy/Everyday-Advocacy-Decision-Guide.pdf (open access) Practical document with a simple checklist to assist in easily communicating OT’s distinct value in everyday practice and advocating for services 
Quality Improvement 
Quality Toolkit https://www.aota.org/Practice/Manage/value/quality-toolkit.aspx Tools to support the OT profession’s provision of value-based care, including
• AOTA Occupational Profile Template
• AOTA Quality Checklists
• Self-care items from CMS Section GG 
PDSA Worksheet for QI http://www.ihi.org/resources/Pages/Tools/PlanDoStudyActWorksheet.aspx Free worksheet from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement to assist in the PDSA process 
CMS Quality Programs https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/MMS/Quality-Programs Overview of CMS quality programs 
Occupational Therapy Research Agenda https://research.aota.org/ajot/article/72/Supplement_2/7212420070p1/6525/Occupational-Therapy-Education-Research-Agenda List of research goals and priorities for the OT profession 
AOTF Intervention Research Grant Program https://www.aotf.org/Grants/Intervention-Research-Grant Funding opportunities to develop and test OT interventions 
AOTF Implementation Research Grant https://www.aotf.org/Grants/Implementation-Research-Grant Funding opportunity to examine factors and strategies influencing the uptake of evidence in practice 
Payment and Delivery Systems Reform https://www.aota.org/Advocacy-Policy/Health-Care-Reform/Payment-and-Delivery-System-Reform.aspx Resources related to new payment models 
ResourceHow to AccessDescription
Evidence-Based Practice 
Critically Appraised Topics https://www.aota.org/Practice/Researchers.aspx “At-a-glance” critical appraisal and synthesis of articles arranged by practice area that includes key findings and the bottom line for OT practice 
Evidence-Based Practice Resource Directory https://www.aota.org/Practice/Researchers/EBP-Resource-Directory.aspx Online directory of evidence-based practice resources in a variety of practice areas, including tutorials for acquiring basic and intermediate-level skills to search and interpret the literature 
Journal Club Guide https://www.aota.org/Practice/Researchers/KT-Toolkit/Journal-Club.aspx All you need to start a journal club at work, with friends, or with state association members 
AOTA KT Toolkit https://www.aota.org/Practice/Researchers/KT-Toolkit.aspx Resources to assist practitioners in translating research into practice 
Occupational Therapy Practice Guidelines https://www.aota.org/Practice/Researchers/practice-guidelines.aspx Topic-specific guidelines with best practices and summaries of evidence for interventions in a variety of practice areas; based on the findings of systematic reviews 
Model Systems KT Center https://msktc.org/ Repository of resources to facilitate the KT process for those with spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and burn injury 
Advocacy and Communication 
Choosing Wisely® https://www.choosingwisely.org/societies/american-occupational-therapy-association-inc/ (open access) Resource to promote meaningful conversations among practitioners, clients, and providers to ensure appropriate and quality care 
Choosing Wisely recommendations https://www.choosingwisely.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/AOTA-Choosing-Wisely-List.pdf Article on AOTA’s top Choosing Wisely recommendations—practices that OT practitioners should question 
AOTA’s Everyday Advocacy Decision Guide https://www.aota.org/-/media/Corporate/Files/Advocacy/Everyday-Advocacy-Decision-Guide.pdf (open access) Practical document with a simple checklist to assist in easily communicating OT’s distinct value in everyday practice and advocating for services 
Quality Improvement 
Quality Toolkit https://www.aota.org/Practice/Manage/value/quality-toolkit.aspx Tools to support the OT profession’s provision of value-based care, including
• AOTA Occupational Profile Template
• AOTA Quality Checklists
• Self-care items from CMS Section GG 
PDSA Worksheet for QI http://www.ihi.org/resources/Pages/Tools/PlanDoStudyActWorksheet.aspx Free worksheet from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement to assist in the PDSA process 
CMS Quality Programs https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/MMS/Quality-Programs Overview of CMS quality programs 
Occupational Therapy Research Agenda https://research.aota.org/ajot/article/72/Supplement_2/7212420070p1/6525/Occupational-Therapy-Education-Research-Agenda List of research goals and priorities for the OT profession 
AOTF Intervention Research Grant Program https://www.aotf.org/Grants/Intervention-Research-Grant Funding opportunities to develop and test OT interventions 
AOTF Implementation Research Grant https://www.aotf.org/Grants/Implementation-Research-Grant Funding opportunity to examine factors and strategies influencing the uptake of evidence in practice 
Payment and Delivery Systems Reform https://www.aota.org/Advocacy-Policy/Health-Care-Reform/Payment-and-Delivery-System-Reform.aspx Resources related to new payment models 

Note. AOTA = American Occupational Therapy Association; AOTF = American Occupational Therapy Foundation; CMS = Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; KT = knowledge translation; OT = occupational therapy; PDSA = Plan-Do-Study-Act; QI = quality improvement.

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