Providing Underserved Patients with Medical Homes: Assessing the Readiness of Safety-Net Health Centers

Safety-net health centers that provide vulnerable and low-income populations with comprehensive primary care have unique opportunities for successful transformation, but also face challenges. This Commonwealth Fund issue brief co-authored by Katie Coleman surveys safety-net health centers to determine their potential to become medical homes.

Building Blocks of Primary Care: Webinar featuring Thomas Bodenheimer MD

Thomas Bodenheimer, MD, professor at the Center for Excellence in Primary Care in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at UCSF, discusses the essential elements of primary care - the 10 "building blocks" - in a webinar produced for our PCT-LEAP project.

The Emerging Primary Care Workforce: Preliminary Observations From the Primary Care Team: Learning From Effective Ambulatory Practices Project

Learn more about how the LEAP project is innovating primary care in communities across the country in a December 2013 Academic Medicine article.

PBRN Workforce of the Future: Webinar recording

A July 2013 AHRQ webinar, “PBRN Workforce of the Future”, features MacColl Director Michael Parchman and Dr. Lyndee Knox of L.A. Net discussing the evolving workforce of the Practice-Based Research Network.  They focus specifically on the role of practice faciltators and research assistants in PBRN member practices in the context of quality improvement.  

Bundling Clinical Preventive Services: A Review of Definitions and Concepts from the Literature

Co-authored by MacColl researcher Karin Johnson, this AHRQ publication details an exploratory literature search that examines use of the term “bundling” in the context of clinical preventive services.  A number of gaps emerged, including potential challenges and benefits to bundling.