Primary Care Training and Enhancement: Training Primary Care Champions
HRSA-18-013 | Bureau of Health Workforce
Application Accepted: 11/13/2017 to 01/30/2018
Projected Award Date: 09/01/2018
Estimated Award Amount: N/A
Estimated Number of Awards:N/A
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.
HRSA also recognizes addressing social determinants of health as a characteristic of transformed health care delivery systems.
 CMS State Innovation Models Cooperative Agreement Announcement (May 2014). Available at: http://innovation.cms.gov/Files/x/StateInnovationRdTwoFOA.pdf
Eligible applicants must be accredited schools of allopathic or osteopathic medicine, academically affiliated physician assistant training programs, accredited public or nonprofit private hospitals, or a public or nonprofit private entity that the Secretary has determined is capable of carrying out such grants. Faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes and tribal organizations may apply for these funds, if otherwise eligible.