Annual Gregg Stracks Leadership Summit

In September, PCP will host its third annual Gregg Stracks Leadership Summit in Cambridge, Mass. This interactive, skills-building summit will launch our primary care community into a powerful year of relationship and movement building, campaigns, and action.  Learn more about this year's summit...

We are honored to announce that this year's summit will award the Gregg Stracks Award for Leadership in Primary Care to a member of the PCP leadership team who has shown exemplary leadership in building teams to advance primary care and who embodies the important qualities that Gregg Stracks modeled. Read more here

PCP invites the primary care community to be our guests at the pre-summit reception in Cambridge, MA on September 26th. We expect an exciting night with current and future leaders of the primary care movement ready to talk pcare! Please click on the invite for more information.

PCP is Hotspotting!
Primary Care Progress is honored to partner with The Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers (CCHP) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) on the 2014 Student Hot Spotting Mini-Grant Project! Learn about the project and the teams who have been selected to hotspot here.

Clinical Innovation Network Webinar
On July 9th, PCP hosted a webinar highlighting direct primary care, a fast-growing clinical model that allows patients direct access to providers for a small monthly fee.  This webinar featured the co-founders of AtlasMD, who focused on advice for medical trainees interested in the direct primary care model. Watch the recording here.

Primary Care Progress 2013 Annual Report
Primary Care Progress is excited to release its annual report for the year ending December 21, 2013. To read more about the exciting events and projects from within our network in the past year, you can view the report online here, or download the complete report here.

Leadership + Innovation Academy

Primary Care Progress and Iora Health are excited to announce the Primary Care Leadership + Innovation Academy, a program to develop new leaders in primary care innovation. The academy will engage a group of primary care medical and nurse practitioner residents for a curriculum that combines immersion in advanced clinical innovation in primary care with training in enhanced communication and community engagement strategies.  Learn more...

Latest from Progress Notes

Through hundreds of interviews with physicians, the author examines the characteristics of a good primary care doctor. By Stephen Schimpff, M.D. As a general rule, primary care physicians like people. This is true long before they start medical school and it continues to blossom during training. Ask these doctors, as I have during in-depth... more...
Posted by Sonya Collins on Progress Notes Sep 16, 2014 9:59 AM EDT
Many members of the PCP community attended the Direct Primary Care Summit in Arlington, VA, this summer. We're sharing some of their perspectives here. By Diana Huang Like many students, I applied to medical school with the goal of helping others. I started classes unsure of what kind of medicine I wanted to pursue, but as time passed and I... more...
Posted by Sonya Collins on Progress Notes Sep 11, 2014 10:58 AM EDT
As both the number of insured people in the U.S. and the diversity of our population grow rapidly, family physian Kenny Lin points to the need for a physician workforce that reflects that diversity. By Kenny Lin, M.D. Since joining my practice two years ago, I've noticed that I care for a disproportionate number of immigrants of Chinese and... more...
Posted by Sonya Collins on Progress Notes Sep 9, 2014 11:36 AM EDT
Today's post comes from our collaboration with Medstro, who is hosting the 2014 Primary Care Challenge live event co-sponsored by PCP. Like PCP, Medstro values clinical innovation in primary care. So we suggested a Q&A with our own CIN fellow Peter Meyers for Medstro's innovation series in their online publication MedTech Boston... more...
Posted by Sonya Collins on Progress Notes Sep 4, 2014 11:26 AM EDT
Putting off her own routine preventive care, this nurse practitioner realized that follow-through isn't easy for patients. She tries to remember that during every patient visit. By Katrin Moskowitz, N.P. Before I started my nurse practitioner program, I was happy with where I was in terms of my health. I was at a great weight; my diet was free... more...
Posted by Sonya Collins on Progress Notes Sep 2, 2014 1:39 PM EDT


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Read about PCP and the primary care revitalization movement in a new book, "The Doctor Crisis" as well as a new feature article in MedPage Today.

A primary care crisis


Sixty million Americans lack adequate access to primary care at the same time that medical schools are producing fewer primary care physicians. Watch and learn about the crisis and what you can do.

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