Rural PREP is one of HRSA’s Academic Units for Primary Care Training and Enhancement (AU-PCTE). The overarching goal of this cooperative agreement is to establish academic units to conduct systems-level research to inform primary care training; disseminate best practices and resources; and develop a community of practice to promote and enhance primary care training in order to improve quality and access to care in underserved communities.
In July 2016, HRSA established cooperative agreements with 6 grantees, each of which focuses on a specific aspect of primary care education:
Training for Rural Practice
Collaborative for Rural Primary care Research, Education, and Practice (Rural PREP), University of Washington School of Medicine, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, and University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences