2017 Annual Report
Founder and Chair
This past year was an important one for PCP. More practitioners and students were exposed to Relational Leadership™ than ever before. We believe this people-oriented leadership framework—driven by community-building, connection, and relationships—is a critical step to creating meaningful, sustainable change in primary care, and we're energized that so many other leaders in systems, clinics, and networks are sharing similar sentiments. Our work is clearly timely.
In 2018, our team will continue to refine and disseminate our leadership development offerings for both practitioners and the next generation of healthcare professionals. We will capture more stories from the frontlines of primary care that showcase the relevance of our work and continue to double down on a robust program of evaluation to demonstrate our impact. Our thought leadership work will continue to gain steam with scholarly publications and national speaking opportunities, and we'll find new ways to broadcast conversations on some of the most pressing issues facing primary care and healthcare transformation. And most importantly, our promising Leadership Pathway and National Training Team will continue to draw and grow some of the most passionate, gifted, and charismatic up-and-comers in primary care.
We are forever grateful for the support of the PCP community and our partners. We look forward to leading the transformation of primary care together—next year and in the years to come.
Growing out of a grassroots primary care revitalization effort launched at Harvard Medical School, PCP has transformed over the years from an alliance of medical school-based teams promoting primary care into a national movement.See our history and transformation
At the core of our leadership development strategy is Relational Leadership™, an approach to leading that cultivates authentic relationships to achieve connection, common vision, and interdependent action. Our work is focused on three core areas: building a community of leaders, accelerating transformation in clinical practices, and leveraging the head and the heart to help individuals and teams thrive.
Relational Leadership™ Reach
Grounded in sociological and psychological research that underscores our human need for community, Relational Leadership™ is about creating a culture of connection, trust, and interdependency—the approach that serves as the foundation for our leadership development and community building efforts in clinics and institutions across the country.
Each year, PCP delivers action-oriented trainings to more than 2,500 health professionals, serving teams and individuals across every setting in primary care. From 90-minute sessions to day-long workshops, we’re equipping practitioners with the relational skills to thrive.
Services or Keynotes Delivered
Students and Faculty
Our national Action Network of interprofessional, student-led teams is where we test primary care innovations on campuses and in local communities, and prepare future clinicians to take the helm of primary care transformation. Beginning at the Gregg Stracks Leadership Summit and throughout the academic year, our Action Network offers students and faculty a range of options to learn, experiment, give back, and connect.
Our interactive workshops are held at institutions and clinics across the country, delivered by our national network of primary care clinicians and leadership development professionals. Practitioners and clinicians in the trenches deliver each training, engaging the hearts and minds of those shaping the delivery of care.See how PCP is reviving clinicians and reimagining care
Relational Leadership™ To Revitalize Primary Care
Insights and examples from the world of primary care transformation that showcase how physicians and health professionals are building teams and leading change efforts in powerful new ways—not only resulting in higher levels of performance, but also in higher levels of work satisfaction and resilience.
Narrative Leadership: Using Stories to Generate Connection and Action
The essential components of public narrative, a leadership technique to connect with team members, identify shared values, and invite others to step up into leadership roles. Participants build powerful connections with colleagues in this session, and begin developing a shared vision both for the program and their own leadership development.
Research confirms that strong teams make better decisions and achieve better outcomes than individuals working alone. Participants are taught techniques that helps teams work in a collaborative, interdependent way, enabling them to evolve and grow together. Specific frameworks are also reviewed so that care teams can create the conditions to overcome the inevitable challenges of collaborating.
From our main office in Cambridge to our National Training Team, meet a few of the people on our team that bring our mission to life.
Jane Cooper-DriverDirector of Leadership Development
Jane is our Director of Leadership Development, coming to the team from Iora Health, where she co-designed practice launch curriculum. With 15 years of experience in business and the social sector, she's spearheading our efforts to develop cutting-edge curriculum for clinician leaders.
Kari MaderTeam Leader, Trainer, Project Lead
Kari was a Team Leader and contributing to the founding of the DAWN Clinic in Colorado in 2015. She is now a Trainer in our Leadership Pathway and is a project lead on the Primary Care Leadership Collaborative, which brings Relational Leadership™ skills to Family Medicine Interest Groups across the country.
Victoria BoggianoCatalyst Project Coach
Victoria has been working on the Catalyst Project since its inception in 2016. As a master Coach to multiple teams in our Action Network, Victoria guides Teams through finding and analyzing their local Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), convening diverse groups of stakeholders, and advancing community health.
Anthony OkoloCatalyst Project Coach
A current Catalyst Project Coach, emcee for the 2017 Gregg Stracks Leadership Summit, and founding member of the PCP Team at Sophie Davis, Anthony shares his leadership lessons from these experiences with our Action Network to inspire the next generation of primary care professionals.
Matt LewisTrainer and Strategic Consultant
Matt is a subject matter expert on Narrative Leadership. As a visiting researcher at Syracuse University, he taught public narrative, culture, and identity at Harvard University. Matt has continued this work by both teaching and completing his doctoral dissertation at Emory University.
Thank you for inspiring a generation of future docs to become primary care physicians. I definitely felt like I had a tribe during medical school.
Shani Truong, PCP Ochsner Team
I am so thankful to be part of such an amazing group of individuals, thank you for helping me become a better person, leader, and health care professional.
Cohort Mentor, 2017
We can lead the change from wherever we are by organizing toward shared goals.
Assistant Professor in Hematology/Oncology at OHSU, RN, PhD, FPCN, Spring Cohort 2017
In a healthcare system fraught with silos and computer screens, we need the human voice—a personal connection—now more than ever. That's the work of PCP.
Matt Lewis, Trainer and Strategic Consultant
The most useful thing I have gained through the Catalyst project this year has been an understanding of the process required to make a change in local community health. Making improvements at a local level has been my motivation for becoming a physician, and learning how to make those changes will prove to be extremely helpful in the future.
2017 Catalyst Participant
PCP is an awesome team of like-minded people who continually force me to push my comfort zones regarding team building and advocacy.
2017 Catalyst Participant
The Catalyst Project has been an amazing opportunity to engage our community in a meaningful way, and begin to bridge connections between our school and our community.
2017 Catalyst Participant
Our 2017 Partners
Contributions and Grants
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