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:
Collaborative for Rural Primary care Research, Education and Practice
National Collaborative for Education to Address the Social Determinants of Health
Center for a Diverse Healthcare Workforce
National Center for Integrated Behavioral Health
Center for Integration of Primary Care and Oral Health
Harvard University Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine (HMS/HSDM), the HMS Center for Primary Care (CPC), and the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (UMMFMCH), in partnership with MCPHS University, and Stony Brook University