Program Description

The overarching purpose of the AU-PCTE program is to establish, maintain or improve academic units or programs that improve clinical teaching and research in the fields of family medicine, general internal medicine, or general pediatrics2 in order to strengthen the primary care workforce. The goal of this program is to establish academic units to conduct systems-level research to inform primary care training; disseminate best practices and resources; and develop a community of practice to promote the widespread enhancement of primary care training to produce a diverse, high quality primary care workforce, in order to help all training programs enhance the training in primary care and in order to promote and disseminate research and best practices that result in providing higher quality and access of care to underserved communities.

General Program Requirements

Applicants will be required to:

  1. Conduct systems-level research on primary care training. Applicants must propose topics on systems-level research on primary care training. Examples of systems-level research include:
    • Identification of training interventions through literature reviews, environmental scans, or other qualitative/quantitative methods;
    • Evaluation of the uptake of evidence-based interventions or new models of training;
    • Comparative analysis or meta-analysis of the effectiveness of known interventions;
    • Identification and/or development of outcome measures and tools for primary care training interventions.
  2. Disseminate current research, evidence-based or best practices, and evaluation tools. Applicants must propose a dissemination plan, including a website for the AU-PCTE program. Dissemination activities can also include webinars, toolkits, curriculum development, publications, and presentations at national or regional conferences.
  3. Develop a community of practice. Applicants must propose an outreach and community of practice plan to engage health professions training programs to promote more widespread uptake of enhanced primary care training.

And meet other program requirements as specified in Funding Opportunity Announcement(s).

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

For more information about all this and other potential HRSA funding opportunities, please visit the HRSA Open Opportunities page.

Program Contact Information

Irene Sandvold
Project Officer
isandvold@hrsa.gov
301-443-2295

Additional Information

Length of Program5 years
Number of People Served by this Program (Approximate)8,987
Entities Eligible for Grant AssistanceFederally Recognized Tribes and Tribal Organizations, Non-Tribal Entities
Current Method of Tribal EligibilityProgram not specific to American Indians and Alaska Natives, but they are eligible
Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?Yes
Type of Assistance ProvidedCooperative Agreement
Recurring Base Funding for TribesNo
Funding TypeDiscretionary
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number93.884
Matching Funds RequiredNo
Can the funding from the program be renewedNo

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