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A Profile of the National Home-Based Primary Care Learning Network 

The National Home-Based Primary Care Learning Network, an eight-month-long participatory quality improvement learning experience, is looking for 10 home-based primary care practices from across the country to join the 18 existing Learning Network practices. Drs. Christine Ritchie and Bruce Leff and their teams have led efforts over the past few years to develop quality metrics and a registry for home-based medical care. 

Benefits of Participation

  • Access to experts in home-based primary care and quality improvement principles
  • Interaction with a national community of committed home-based primary care providers and practices
  • Exchange of tools and best practices among Learning Network members
  • Participant growth in continuous quality improvement learning skills
  • Contribution of data to advance the field of home-based primary care
  • Visibility as innovators in the field of home-based primary care and opportunity to participate in research and dissemination

Eligibility

  • Minimum practice staff: Physician, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant “Champion,” and a Practice Administrative Leader/Manager
  • Support from Practice Leadership: Application requires a Letter of Support from leadership confirming leadership support for practice participation and sharing of quality improvement data (if practice is part of a health system, letter from health system leadership; if practice is free-standing, letter from member of executive leadership of the practice)
  • Stable administrative and clinical practice with a commitment to continuous learning

The National Home-Based Primary Care Learning Network is led by Drs. Ritchie and Leff, supported by the American Academy of Home Care Medicine and the Home-Centered Care Institute, and funded by The John A. Hartford Foundation and The Centene Foundation.