Articles appearing in an Annals of Family Medicine special supplement contain observations, insights, and ideas for advancing healthcare equity, promoting interprofessional collaboration, transforming education, and improving primary care practices.
The supplement, titled, “Advancing Primary Care through Research, Education and Practice: Work of the Health Resources and Services Administration–Supported Academic Units for Primary Care Training and Enhancement,” highlights activities of six HRSA-funded academic units for primary care training enhancement. These units were tasked with examining and improving health equity; bolstering primary care training to better serve the needs of patients, families, and communities; and generating new research in these focus areas.
HRSA is the primary federal agency for improving access to healthcare services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable.
This supplement consists of seven original research articles, one theory article, one scoping review, seven special reports, two essays, and one editorial, from nationally recognized experts in primary care research and practice transformation.