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Primary Care Training and Enhancement: Training Primary Care Champions

Announcement Number:

Bureau of Health Workforce

Date(s) to Apply:
11/13/2017 to 01/30/2018

Estimated Award Date:

What is the program?

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:

Are you eligible?

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.

Contact Us

Anthony Anyanwu

Phone: (301) 443-8437

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