HERO: New Mexico's Health Extension as a Model for Primary Care Transformation
Describes the benefits and lessons learned of a New Mexico state-wide primary care improvement infrastructure program - Health Extension Rural Offices (HERO) - to address social determinants of health. Through the use of extension agents (HEROs) information about patient centered medical homes (PCMH) and university resources was provided to 34 participating small primary care clinics of which half were rural. Program was funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Infrastructure for Maintaining Primary Care Transformation (IMPaCT) Grants.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Community health workers · Medical homes · Primary care · Social determinants of health · New Mexico