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.
Amount Awarded $3,287,255.00
Awarded on: 1/27/2012
Time frame: 2/1/2012 - 11/30/2014
Grant Number: 69788