Advancing Primary Care Research


Informing Health Care Decisions

Discover how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act supports research into patient-centered care, and how the AAFP is helping to define its elements and objectives.

Learn about PCORI

Investing in the Future of Health Care

The current reform environment, informed by the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), has propelled primary care to the forefront of emerging delivery models and created unprecedented opportunities for primary care research.

As the country’s only physician association dedicated to primary care, the AAFP has vigorously supported these new research initiatives and advocated for funding to develop and sustain primary care.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Learn about the research agenda of this important agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Patient-Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI)

Discover how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is supporting research into patient-centered care.