Founded in 2012, the Patient-Centered Primary Care Institute accelerates primary care transformation in Oregon. Through the Institute, health care providers, clinic staff, technical experts, patients, qualtiy improvement professionals and others come together to share valuable knowledge and resources. The Institute also connects practices in all stages of primary care home transformation to a broad array of technical assistance that meets their needs.
Institute programs and resources help practices meet the standards of the Oregon Health Authority's Patient-Centered Primary Care Home (PCPCH) recognition program, and achieve the Triple Aim. Through partnerships with Oregon's most experienced and knowledgeable technical assistance organizations and content experts, the Institute helps practices develop robust systems to ensure coordinated, accessible, comprehensive and patient-centered care. Learn more about our partners.
In 2010 the Oregon Health Authority partnered with the Northwest Health Foundation to gather an array of community stakeholders to provide recommendations for supporting a broad implementation of the PCPCH model across Oregon. The group produced recommendations, including building on the expertise, technical assistance and best practices that already existed across the state. That recommendation was realized in the formation of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Institute in 2012.
The Institute recognizes the diversity of health care practices across Oregon and the wide variation between practice abilities and readiness. The Institute also respects the existing expertise of many Oregon technical assistance providers and pioneer practices that have valuable knowledge and resources to share. The Institute exists to gather these resources rather than duplicating them to prevent adding yet another layer of complexity and redundancy to the transformation process.
The Institute partners with Oregon's most experienced and knowledgeable technical assistance organizations and content experts to help practices develop robust systems to ensure coordinated, accessible, comprehensive and patient-centered care in four foundational ways:
Promote Knowledge Sharing through a website that features original webinars and categorized resources, interactive online learning modules, and stories from practices and transformation champions in a regularly updated blog.
Facilitate Collaborative Learning by partnering practices with technical assistance experts who lead face-to-face learning sessions, offer at-the-elbow coaching, and provide a space for practice participants to receive and offer peer-to-peer support.
Build Capacity by offering avenues for transformation champions to collaborate, deploy resources collectively and improve the overall quality of the information and services available to primary care practices.
Create Alignment across efforts to improve primary care by identifying synergies, gaps, duplications and challenges, and connecting people to one another.
Download a two-page description of the Institute and our accomplishments.