Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships (CP3)

Expands the knowledge base for clinical providers and patients and encourages the translation of new knowledge and systems improvement into primary care practice.

The Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships (CP3) supports and conducts research to improve the access, effectiveness, and quality of primary and preventive health care services in the United States. Specifically, CP3:

  • Rigorously evaluates clinical research assessing the merits of preventive measures, including screening tests, counseling, immunizations, and chemoprevention through the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
  • Serves as the Agency's locus for the use of information technology to improve health care and facilitates the evaluation and diffusion of effective information technology tools into clinical practice.
  • Advances research and demonstrations that improve healthcare system preparedness for bioterrorism and other public health threats, with an emphasis on the role of front-line clinical providers.
Current as of October 2012
Internet Citation: Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships (CP3). October 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/cpi/centers/cp3/index.html