Primary Care Resources

Welcome to the Primary Care page of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) Web site. Here, you will find information about the work that AHRQ is doing to improve primary care practice. The following links will take you to other resources that provide more detail about our work and provide you with valuable resources and information as it relates to primary care.

Oral, Linguistic & Culturally Competent Services

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).

Patient Centered Medical Home

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

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.

Lexicon for Behavioral Health and Primay Care Integration

AHRQ Centers for Primary Care Practice-Based Research and Learning

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.

Integrating Chronic Care and Business Strategies in the Safety Net

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Research Findings

AHRQ newsletter articles about primary care

Primary Care Articles

Articles about AHRQ's Primary Care research.

Meetings and Conferences

AHRQ events hosted to discussed primary care topics