Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships (CP3)
The Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships (CP3) expands the knowledge base for clinical providers and patients and to assure the translation of new knowledge and systems improvement into primary care practice. 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:
- Supports Primary Care Practice-based Research Networks (PBRNs) in order to investigate questions related to community-based practice and to improve the quality of primary and preventive care.
- Responsible for the rigorous evaluation of 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.
- Supports 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 January 2010
Mission Statement: Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships. January 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/about/cp3/