Practice Sights: State Primary Care Development Strategies

The Foundation's program, Practice Sights: State Primary Care Development Strategies, was designed to challenge states--through collaborations among state agencies, communities, provider groups, and health professionals schools--to improve the distribution of primary care providers in medically underserved areas.The Arkansas Department of Health will address the problems of maldistribution of health care clinicians and inadequate access to primary care by developing a "hub and spoke" network system in medically underserved areas of Arkansas. The Arkansas Primary Care Access Project will develop primary care group practice models to serve as "hubs" in communities with 10,000 or fewer residents. Once the hub sites are adequately staffed with a team of physicians and mid-level practitioners, they will develop "spoke" sites in smaller underserved communities. The models will respond to unique local needs and be maintained as permanent health resources in these communities. Both private, for-profit models and public models (Community Health Centers) will participate as "hubs and spokes" although the project will concentrate on developing private models.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $100,000.00

Awarded on: 4/26/1993

Time frame: 5/1/1993 - 1/31/1995

Grant Number: 22256


State of Arkansas Department of Health

4815 West Markham Street
Little Rock, 72205-3867


Charles McGrew
Project Director