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

Track Your Application

Use our track application tool

Accessibility Disclaimer

If you use assistive technology, you may not be able to access information in these files. For help, contact EHB Customer Support Center at 1-877-464-4772 (Option 1).