November 01, 2022
Primary care is a vital part of our health care system that is necessary to improve quality of care, contain health care costs, and improve the overall patient experience. Primary health care teams include physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and others who provide important services such as preventive care, diagnosing and managing acute and chronic […]
July 08, 2022
Primary Care in America has been tested. Amid a public health emergency, primary care has innovated, evolved, and built tools for the future, but there is more to be done. Nationally recognized experts recently discussed the future of Primary Care in America at the PrimaryCare 22: See the Possibilities hybrid event. Dr. David Blumenthal and Dr. Clive […]
June 30, 2022
On May 17th and 18th, members of Primary Care for America (PCfA) participated in the Modern Healthcare Transformation Summit to ensure that important conversations around changes to the health care industry include the role that primary care plays in reducing health care costs, improving patient outcomes, and creating new growth opportunities. PCfA members joined their […]
January 21, 2022
Primary Care was a key topic of discussion at the 2022 J.P. Morgan Health Care Conference. Conference attendees, including founding members of Primary Care for America, discussed the leading role of primary care in driving towards value-based care. Click here to read more about how the broader health care and investment community is recognizing the value of primary care to our nation’s health care.
December 06, 2021
November 08, 2021
In their landmark report, Implementing High-Quality Primary Care, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine (NASEM) concluded: “Primary care is the only health care component where an increased supply is associated with better population health and more equitable outcomes. For this reason, primary care is a common good, which makes the strength and quality of the country’s primary care services a public concern.”
October 28, 2021
Dear President Biden: Over the past 20 months, our health care system and our primary care workforce have been challenged and stressed. Throughout this pandemic, primary care physicians have been and continue to be on the frontlines of patient care, seeing patients in their offices, clinics and virtually, in emergency rooms, and in-hospital COVID wards, working closely with their communities to mitigate the negative impact of the virus and deliver primary care, educate patients, and delivery life-saving treatments and vaccines. Without our nation’s heroic primary care physicians and their care teams, many people would have been left without access to care when they needed it most.
September 15, 2021
Dear President Biden: Primary Care for America is a diverse collection of organizations whose physicians, clinicians, products, and clinics are caring for infants and children; adults and seniors in the Medicaid, Medicare, and commercial markets; as well as the uninsured in every county across the nation. We applaud the Administration’s efforts to promote widespread vaccination across the country and stand ready to work with you to achieve this goal.
August 24, 2021
Dear Secretary Becerra: As you are well aware, the United States, despite spending twice as much on a per capita basis on healthcare, experiences marginal health outcomes as compared to other industrialized nations. The underlying causes are also well known, and our inability to take appropriate actions have grave consequences. Our population is aging and growing less healthy – six in ten American adults have one or more chronic conditions and four in ten adults have two or more.
June 24, 2021
WASHINGTON, June 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Today, 11 organizations announced the formation of Primary Care for America, a collaboration focused on demonstrating the value of primary care, the need for increased primary care investment, and the importance of innovation in primary care delivery and payment models. Primary Care for America is comprised of a diverse group of key partners […]