Primary Care Training and Enhancement Awards

This announcement solicits applications for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Primary Care Training and Enhancement (PCTE) program.

 The overarching purpose of the PCTE program is to strengthen the primary care workforce by supporting enhanced training for future primary care.

 In FY 2015, applicants

credit:


for the PCTE program must focus on training for transforming health care systems, particularly enhancing the clinical training experience of trainees.

 Some of the characteristics identified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to be closely associated with transformed health care delivery systems include:
·         Providers across the care continuum participate in integrated or virtually integrated delivery models, ·         Care is coordinated across all providers and settings, ·         There is 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 is used to drive health system processes.[1] Collaborative projects that propose training across the training continuum (student, resident, faculty development, and practicing primary care physician or physician assistants) and across primary care disciplines and professions (family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, physician assistants, and other primary care professions) are encouraged and will qualify for a higher funding ceiling amount.

 In addition, consistent with the White House initiative to facilitate career paths for veterans who want to become physician assistants, physician assistant training programs that demonstrate activities that improve recruitment, retention, and education of veteran applicants and students will be encouraged.

Applicants must also propose an evaluation plan focused on proposed assessment of outcomes related to graduate outcomes and patient access, quality of care, and cost effectiveness in the clinical training environment.

 Evaluation plans may include integration of evaluation activities with existing institution efforts, such as quality improvement initiatives.  Examples of outcomes are changes in:
·         Rate of graduates/program completers, at least one-year after program completion, practicing in primary care ·         Rate of graduates/program completers, at least one-year after program completion, practicing in underserved areas ·         Patient service provided by graduates/program completers ·         Quality of care provided by graduates/program completers ·         Patient service provided by trainees and faculty at participating PCTE clinical training sites ·         Quality of care provided by trainees and faculty at participating PCTE clinical training sites ·         Cost of care provided by trainees and faculty at participating PCTE clinical training sites During the funded grant period, grantees will be expected to work with an evaluation technical assistance contractor to be identified by HRSA.

 The evaluation technical assistance contractor will conduct site visits to select grantees and provide assistance in developing and implementing evaluation plans.

[1] CMS State Innovation Models Cooperative Agreement Announcement (May 2014).

Available at:
http://innovation.cms.gov/Files/x/StateInnovationRdTwoFOA.pdf
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Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
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Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible entities include accredited public or nonprofit private hospitals, schools of allopathic or osteopathic medicine, academically affiliated PA training programs, or a public or nonprofit private entity that the Secretary has determined is capable of carrying out such grants.

 All training activities must be conducted by an accredited entity; this must be the applicant organization.

 Tribes and Tribal organizations are eligible to apply for these funds so long as they can carry out such grants and meet all eligibility requirements.

In general, the relevant accrediting bodies are the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) for allopathic medical schools, American Osteopathic Association (AOA) for osteopathic medical schools and osteopathic residency programs, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for allopathic residency programs, and the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) for physician assistant programs.

 Provisional accreditation is acceptable for new programs.  An applicant with provisional accreditation must demonstrate full accreditation within the first budget period.  Required Eligibility Documentation The applicant organization must provide: (1) a statement that they hold continuing accreditation from the relevant accrediting body and are not under probation, and (2) the dates of initial accreditation and next expected accrediting body review.  The full letter of accreditation is not required.

Recipients must immediately inform the HRSA project officer of any change in accreditation status.

 If a partner organization holds the accreditation for a training program, a letter of agreement should be provided in Attachment 8.

Applications that do not clearly demonstrate compliance with all eligibility requirements will be deemed non-responsive and will not be considered for funding under this announcement.



Full Opportunity Web Address:


Contact:
Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, HRSA Grants Application Center, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 155 South, Gaithersburg, MD, 20878vmartin@hrsa.gov

Agency Email Description:
Contact Vernae Martin, MBA at (301)-44-3-23 Ext. 54 or email vmartin@hrsa.gov

Agency Email:
vmartin@hrsa.gov

Date Posted:
2014-12-18

Application Due Date:
2015-02-18

Archive Date:
2015-04-19




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