Primary Care Training and Enhancement: Training Primary Care Champions

Primary Care Training and Enhancement: Training Primary Care Champions HRSA grant to establish fellowship programs

Posted: Nov. 13, 2017

Closing Date for Applications: Jan. 30, 2018

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:  http://innovation.cms.gov/Files/x/StateInnovationRdTwoFOA.pdf