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Primary Care Training and Enhancement

$509,385,056

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 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.

 
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