Catalogue of Federal PCMH Activities
The Catalogue of Federal PCMH Activities summarizes the PCMH-related work of Departments and Agencies participating in the Federal PCMH Collaborative (see description below). The Collaborative created this Catalogue so that people can find out easily about the PCMH work being done by participating agencies. The Catalogue also provides information about ways the agencies are working together to promote a strong primary care delivery system, which includes supporting promising models of primary care transformation like the PCMH.
About the Federal Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Collaborative and the Catalogue of Federal PCMH Activities
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality convenes a collaborative group of Executive Branch employees in Federal agencies and departments that are currently doing work related to the PCMH or have an interest in the PCMH.
The Collaborative provides opportunities to increase cooperation and collaboration on PCMH-related activities and minimize duplication of effort among Federal agencies. It also provides an opportunity for Federal personnel in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area to develop a common base of knowledge about the PCMH model through in-person presentations by colleagues and by non-Federal experts.
The agencies participating in the Collaborative are listed below. The summary of each agency’s PCMH activities can be accessed by clicking on the PDF link after each agency’s name.
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) (PDF - 437KB) PDF Help
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) (PDF - 334KB) PDF Help
- Department of Defense (DOD) (PDF - 397KB) PDF Help
- Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) (PDF - 664KB) PDF Help
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) (PDF - 345KB) PDF Help
- National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI) (PDF - 664KB) PDF Help
- Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) (PDF - 396KB) PDF Help
A table that summarizes PCMH activities across the participating agencies and highlights areas of collaboration can be accessed by clicking on the PDF link here:
Developing the Catalogue Summaries
To gather information for the Catalogue, AHRQ and Mathematica Policy Research staff conducted telephone discussions in August and September 2010 with individuals from agencies participating in the Federal PCMH Collaborative. From these conversations, they created summaries of activities for each agency and a table that compares activities across all agencies. Each agency updated the project information in March/April 2011, and reviewed and approved its summary before the information was posted to the AHRQ PCMH Web site.
Maintaining and Updating Catalogue Content
The agency summaries are maintained by members of the Federal PCMH Collaborative Steering Committee and updated several times each year. If you would like to contact an agency’s Steering Committee Representative, or give general feedback on the Federal Catalogue of PCMH activities, please contact Dr. Janice Genevro at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality ( Janice.Genevro@ahrq.hhs.gov).