We describe the development of a statewide strategy to improve resident outcomes in nursing facilities, and we present some evaluative data from this strategy. Key components of the strategy include (a) a partnership between the state agency responsible for the nursing home survey and certification and the school of nursing in an academic health sciences center; and (b) on-site clinical expert technical assistance and support to facilities throughout the state.

Rantz, M.J., Vogelsmeier, A., Manion, P., Minner, D., Markway, B., Conn, V., Aud, M.A., & Mehr, D.R. (2003). A statewide strategy to improve quality of care in nursing facilitiesThe Gerontologist, 43(2): 248-258.