Aligned with the Primary Care Research Institute’s (PCRI) mission of supporting patient and community health, PCRI’s team of researchers actively identify and develop programs that address short- and long-term needs that permeate the healthcare system.
Working with internal University at Buffalo partners, local agencies,and community organizations, PCRI is home to an evolving portfolio of workforce development opportunities that are addressing the training needs of the health system workforce —from university staff, students, and faculty to clinicians and community members. PCRI offers the expertise and training to facilitate the translation of research-informed best practices to the clinic, and supports the creation of a diverse, inclusive, and equitable health system workforce.
PCRI supports workforce development in the following ways:
The New York State Area Health Education Center (NYS AHEC) was founded by the UB Department of Family Medicine, and PCRI is home to the statewide office of the NYS AHEC system. NYS AHEC is a state- and federally-funded workforce development initiative designed to prepare a diverse and culturally competent primary care workforce, especially within medically underserved communities. Some initiatives currently offered through AHEC include: