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At PCP, we view our work developing primary care leaders as a long-term investment to strengthen the health of our communities and families. You can invest in the future of primary care with a donation to PCP.

Leadership Summit
We've locked down the dates for the 2016 Gregg Stracks Leadership Summit and will be sending out invites to a new group of change makers ready to take their leadership to a next level in the next few weeks. Read more about the summit here.
 
Hotspotting 2015 

The Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers (CCHP), Primary Care Progress and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) just wrapped up the 2015 Student Hotspotting Mini-Grant Project, a project designed to reduce repeat ER visits from some patients via a team-based approach. Click here to learn more!

'Lost and Found: A Consumer's Guide to Healthcare'
Lost and Found coverThis excellent new book was written to culture a narrative about the true value of primary care and the doctor-patient relationship. It's also a good indicator of where medicine is going in addition to presenting solutions to educate consumers and help them navigate the obstacles that stand between them and high-quality, affordable health care. Learn more here.

Our 2014 Annual Report

Leadership - and the way the PCP network is bringing it into into the primary care movement - is the focus of our 2014 Annual Report. View the report online here, or download the complete report here.

Latest from Our Blog

"A year ago, I decided to get off the hamster wheel. I didn't quit practicing medicine -- my passion -- but I decided to practice medicine the way I had envisioned when I graduated from medical school 16 years ago." Read all about that practice today on the blog. By Jeffrey Gold, MD Every patient knows this story: Your physician rushes into an exam room, file folder in hand, stares into a computer screen, and then vanishes after spending 10-15 minutes with you. What patients probably don’t realize is that their doctor is thinking, “This is not what I signed up for when I decided to go into primary care medicine.”   Framing a new health care model is not for the faint of heart, but this is what we went to medical school to do. Patients and doctors deserve better, but it is up to us to change it. It is obvious we need a course correction when a highly respected medical journal reports “patients want their physicians to look at them — not their computer screens — while in the exam room.”   more...
Posted by Sonya Collins on Progress Notes Feb 2, 2016 1:50 PM EST
The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation has helped make possible some of PCP's most important initiatives, including the Gregg Stracks Leadership Summit and the student hotspotting project. We sat down with President Dr. George Thibault of the foundation to discuss the need for improved primary care education and the importance of interprofessional teamwork and learning to care for the underserved -- among our many other shared values. See what Dr. Thibault had to say.  Progress Notes : Like Primary Care Progress, the Macy Foundation values interprofessional education and interprofessional teamwork among health care professionals. Why is that? Is there a benefit for patients, professionals or both?   George Thibault: We have growing evidence that health care delivered by well-functioning teams leads to better outcomes for patients. Until recently, our education process has lagged behind that. We've educated our health professionals separately from each other. But the educational process should be interprofessional from the beginning as well. So that’s one of the things we’re trying to change.   more...
Posted by Sonya Collins on Progress Notes Jan 28, 2016 11:47 AM EST
Today on the blog, family medicine professor Karly Pippitt and her former student Jerica Johnson discuss the value of the fourth-year continuity clinic.  By Jerica Johnson, MD (right) and Karly Pippitt, MD The Learner Perspective   My patient “Diana’s” migraines had increased in frequency since the last time I saw her. They were especially bad when she was in bright light or around loud noises, she told me, squeezing her eyes shut as she described the pain. She told me that her visual aura, which she described as strange “zig zags,” was getting more intense and more worrisome.     more...
Posted by Sonya Collins on Progress Notes Jan 26, 2016 10:38 AM EST

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The 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.

Why Does Primary Care Need Leaders? 
 
 
We asked some of our chapter leaders why primary care needs leaders as well as why the field needs PCP. Listen to their thoughtful responses in our latest video.