In today's blog post, a University of Minnesota chapter co-chair tells us about their inspiring annual kickoff event, which focused this year on Barbara Starfield's four c's of primary care -- and added a fifth.
By Ben Rosenstein
The Minnesota Chapter of Primary Care Progress
held its annual kickoff this month, inviting students of the University of Minnesota
health professional schools to participate and learn about what Primary Care Progress has to offer. A variety of professions were represented with students from the schools of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, dietetics, and medical administration all joining in an evening that celebrated primary care. They shared stories and formed new relationships while enjoying pizza and locally donated beer. Then Dr. Shailendra Prasad,
a family physician in Minneapolis, spoke about the future of primary care. He reminded us about Barbara Starfield’s 4 C’s of primary care
: accessible contact, coordination, comprehensiveness, and continuity. Dr. Prasad described the ability to provide continuity as a superpower that primary care providers have.