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Primary Care Training and Enhancement: Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care Program

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.884
Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jan 28, 2019

For programmatic or technical questions:
Nancy V. Douglas-Kersellius

For grants management or budget questions:
Kimberly Ross


The Primary Care Training and Enhancement: Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care Program (Short Title: IBHPC) provides grants for innovative training programs that integrate behavioral healthcare into primary care, particularly in rural and underserved settings, with a special emphasis on the treatment of opioid use disorder.

Program objectives include:

  1. Enhance primary care training in integrated behavioral health and primary care and advance primary care clinical training sites using the Framework for Levels of Integrated Healthcare
  2. Initiate new or enhance existing training in opioid and other substance use disorders, including clinical experiences in opioid and other substance use disorders, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), and enhancements to the clinical training sites and faculty development as needed
  3. Develop and implement a systematic approach to improve trainee and provider wellness

There are two types of projects.

  • Single projects:
    Activities targeting at least one training level (student, resident, faculty development, and practicing primary care physician or physician assistant) or at least one primary care profession (physician or physician assistant)
  • Collaborative projects:
    Activities targeting at least two training levels and at least two primary care professions (primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, dentists, mental health providers, pharmacists, and other allied health professionals)

Applicants should be committed to developing a diverse and inclusive health workforce that reflects the populations they serve, and applicants are encouraged to provide interprofessional education and practice.


Eligible applicants include:

  • Accredited schools of allopathic or osteopathic medicine
  • Academically affiliated physician assistant training programs
  • Accredited public or nonprofit private hospitals
  • Public or nonprofit private entities that the Secretary has determined is capable of carrying out such projects
  • Faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations, if otherwise eligible
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $250,000 per year for single projects and $400,000 per year for collaborative projects
Project period: 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 10
Estimated total program funding: $4,000,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through

Tagged as
Allied health · Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Dental workforce · Graduate medical education · Health professions faculty · Health workforce · Health workforce education and training · Illicit drug use · Interprofessional training of the health workforce · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Oral health · Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Pharmacy workforce · Physician assistants · Physicians · Prescription drug misuse · Primary care · Substance use and misuse · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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