Health Care Delivery
To address shifting demographic trends in health care, two guides offer approaches to defining cultural needs in managed care and developing appropriate services for them. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) commissioned both guides, which were developed by a contractor of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
AHRQ recognizes that revitalizing the nation's primary care system is foundational to achieving high-quality, accessible, efficient health care for all Americans. The primary care medical home, also referred to as the patient centered medical home (PCMH), advanced primary care, and the healthcare home, is a promising model for transforming the organization and delivery of primary care.
Primary care practice-based research networks (PBRNs) are groups of primary care clinicians and practices working together to answer community-based health care questions and translate research findings into practice. PBRNs engage clinicians in quality improvement activities and an evidence-based culture in primary care practice to improve the health of all Americans.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has funded grants to establish Centers for Primary Care Practice-Based Research and Learning to stimulate innovation in how to improve the delivery and organization of primary care and to accelerate quality improvement in real world primary care practices.
AHRQ newsletter articles about primary care
Articles about AHRQ's Primary Care research.
AHRQ events hosted to discussed primary care topics