Primary Care Innovation Program
The 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, created several new programs to support medical and graduate medical education. The Primary Care Innovation Program will provide awards, on a competitive basis, to medical schools that administer innovative programs designed to increase the number of primary care physicians in the state. The legislature appropriated $2.1 million for the program in Fiscal Years 2014-2015.
In the spring of 2014, the Coordinating Board plans to develop rules for the program through a negotiated rule-making process. The rules will include administrative provisions, as well as methods for tracking the effectiveness of the grants. Applications will be solicited in fall 2014.