One of the most powerful tools we have to save primary care in the United States is one that extends back to ancient times: storytelling. It's a tool for connecting to one another. Storytelling can help bridge divides and highlight shared values between health care professionals and patients, among care team members and between different disciplines.
Storytelling is a means of inspiring action, even in the face of overwhelming challenges. Throughout history, movements have been cobbled together through stories. The movement to revitalize primary care is no different.
Since our launch several years ago, we have been collecting stories from the change makers in our movement. Many of those stories have appeared on our blog, Progress Notes. The collective story of our movement, captured in Progress Notes, is one of passion, determination and hope. Whether the writer is sharing their own story of what drew them to primary care, writing about their role in opening a free clinic with their interprofessional team, or other topics, these values are clear and consistent. The stories on this page are just some of the hundreds we have collected from PCP community members. Learn their stories and consider sharing your own.
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