The Primary Care Team: Learning from Effective Ambulatory Practices (PCT-LEAP)

“Improving the quality of primary care is a key objective of health care reform. Central to the improvement of primary care is the development of effective primary care teams.  We are delighted that the LEAP project will allow us to study some of the nation’s finest primary care practices and spread their staffing innovations to others.” -- Ed Wagner


In 2012, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation launched The Primary Care Team: Learning from Effective Ambulatory Practices (the LEAP Project, or PCT-LEAP) with the aim of making primary care more accessible and effective by identifying practices that maximize the services of the primary care workforce.  LEAP  is directed by MacColl Center Director Emeritus Ed Wagner and Margaret Flinter, PhD, APRN, senior vice president and clinical director of the Community Health Center, Inc., a statewide Federally Qualified Health Center in Connecticut.

PCT-LEAP has selected 30 primary care practices across the country to visit and learn from, to identify practice innovations that make primary care more efficient, effective, and satisfying to patients and providers. The practices have shared their innovative uses of staff both during site visits and in a learning community with their fellow exemplars. Site visits have been completed as of October 2013.


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