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Primary Care Training and Enhancement

$451,335,544

Total Assistance, FY 2008 to Present
Agency: HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF
Assistance Type: PROJECT GRANTS
Popular Name: Primary Care Training and Enhancement; PCTE
CFDA Number
93.884

Objectives: The overarching purpose of the PCTE Program (T0B) is to strengthen the primary care workforce by supporting enhanced training for future primary care. Activities include: (1) plan, develop, and operate a program that provides training experiences in new competencies, such as providing training relevant to providing care through patient-centered medical homes, developing tools and curricula relevant to patient-centered medical homes, and providing continuing education to primary care providers relevant to patient-centered medical homes; (2) plan, develop and operate a program for the training of physicians who plan to teach in family medicine, general internal medicine, or general pediatrics; (3) plan, develop, and operate a program for the training of physicians or physician assistants teaching in community-based settings; (4) provide need-based financial assistance in the form of traineeships and fellowships to students, residents, practicing physicians or other medical personnel, who are participants in any such program, who plan to work in, teach, or conduct research in family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, or physician assistant education; and (5) plan, develop and operate joint degree programs to provide interdisciplinary and interprofessional graduate training in public health and other health professions to provide training in environmental health, infectious disease, disease prevention and health promotion, epidemiological studies and injury control. In FY 2017 and FY 2018, PCTE grantees were provided the opportunity to request supplemental funding for training related to Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). The PCTE program also funded the following: 1. The Training Primary Care Champions (TPCC) Program (T13), 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. Awardees must develop academic-community partnerships to train and support primary care physician and or physician assistant champions to lead health care transformation in community-based settings and enhance teaching in community based settings. Applicants are encouraged to partner with National Health Service Corps-approved sites. 2. The Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care (IBHPC) program (T0B), which funds innovative training programs that integrate behavioral health care into primary care, particularly in rural and underserved settings with a special emphasis on the treatment of opioid use disorder. 3. The Physician Assistant (PA) Program (D57), which increases the number of primary care physician assistants, particularly in rural and underserved settings, and improve primary care training in order to strengthen access to and delivery of primary care services nationally. 4. The PCTE Academic Units (AU) for Primary Care Training and Enhancement Program(UH1), which provided the opportunity to request supplemental funding to continue to support collaborative activities that are intended to enable joint research, development of a common community of practice that will assist with dissemination and application of the research into education and practice, and develop plans for sustaining the scope of work of all six centers after federal funding. The PCTE-AU program will close in FY2021. 5. The PCTE Residency Training in Primary Care (RTPC) Program (D58) supports the development of rural and/or underserved residency tracks within existing accredited residency programs for family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics and combined internal medicine and pediatrics (med-peds) programs. 6. PCTE-Community Prevention and Maternal Health (PCTE-CPMH) program (T34). The purpose of the PCTE-CPMH program, funded in FY2021, is to train primary care physicians in maternal health care clinical services or

 
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