Primary Care Training and Enhancement: Training Primary Care Champions

Funder: Health Resources and Services Administration

Due Date: 1/30/2018

Budget: $4,000,000

Opportunity: HRSA-18-013

The purpose of this program is to strengthen primary care and the workforce by establishing fellowship programs to train community-based practicing primary care physician and/or physician assistant champions to lead health care transformation and enhance teaching in community-based settings.  Characteristics of transformed health care delivery systems identified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) include: •   Providers across the care continuum participate in integrated or virtually integrated delivery models, •   Care is coordinated across all providers and settings, •   High level of patient engagement and quantifiable results on patient experience, •   Providers leverage the use of health information technology to improve quality, •   Providers perform at the top of their license and board certification, •   Population health measures are integrated into the delivery system, and •   Data are used to drive health system processes.[1] HRSA also recognizes addressing social determinants of health as a characteristic of transformed health care delivery systems. [1] CMS State Innovation Models Cooperative Agreement Announcement (May 2014).  Available at:

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