Pennsylvania's Practice Sights program was part of a comprehensive state strategy to improve access to health care. Its goals included improving recruitment and retention efforts, encouraging greater use of mid-level providers, and establishing new practice sites in underserved areas.
The state provided start-up funding and onsite technical assistance for potential practice sites in both urban and rural underserved areas. It awarded 27 grants to start practice sites in underserved areas, and both these grants and the state loan repayment program emphasize assistance to mid-level practitioners. A Web site helps link practitioners to practice sites in underserved areas.
The project was part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) national program Practice Sights: State Primary Care Development Strategies.