Studying primary care teams at high-functioning primary care sites to develop the evidence to support effective workforce innovations, Phase 1

This Foundation initiative will help primary care practices use their workforce more effectively so they can deliver high-value primary care that improves access, quality and value. In this grant for the first phase of the project, the RWJF program office will coordinate a process to systematically identify and then learn from up to 30 high-functioning primary care practices/sites; collect evidence on how the workforce changes they have made influence access, quality and value; and then develop a technical assistance package for use by primary care sites. Evidence about the impact of new workforce-staffing models and studies of how these practices implemented changes will inform both national and local policy, as well as practice. Other deliverables will include: (1) analysis of information from the site visits, with results presented to stakeholders through presentations, policy and practice briefs, and peer-reviewed journal articles; and (2) development of tools other practices can use to make and sustain change. In Phase 2, which, if funded, would begin in 2014. The program office would invite primary care sites that are interested in re-engineering their work to join a learning community to use and improve the technical assistance package.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $3,287,255.00

Awarded on: 1/27/2012

Time frame: 2/1/2012 - 11/30/2014

Grant Number: 69788


Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington

1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1600
Seattle, 98101-1466


Edward H. Wagner
Project Director


Margaret Mary Flinter
Project Director