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.

The New CIN in here...

Combining cohort learning with webinars and blogging, the new Clinical Innovation Network (CIN) was designed to help new innovators go deeper in learning and experiencing clinical innovation. Learn all about it, including the CIN's unique blog, Innovation in Practicehere

Annual Gregg Stracks Leadership Summit

On September 26th to the 28th, PCP hosted its third annual Gregg Stracks Leadership Summit in Cambridge, Mass. 100 participants representing 23 health professional training schools attended this interactive, skills-building event.  The summit is designed to launch our primary care community into a powerful year of relationship and movement building, campaigns, and action.  Stay tuned for highlights from the summit and future Progress Notes. Learn more about the curriculum for this year's summit here.

We are honored to announce that this year's summit awarded the Gregg Stracks Award for Leadership in Primary Care to Jacqueline To from the PCP Chapter at the University of Colorado Medical School and to Kyle Turner from the University of Utah PCP Chapter. The award was given in recognition of 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 about the award recipients here

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.

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

We recently posted a piece in which Harvard PCP chapter member, Andreas Mitchell, announced an upcoming town hall on family medicine at Harvard. The event took place last month, and here's how it went. By Rachael Rosales In my conversations leading up to the Center for Primary Care’s family medicine town hall, I discovered that most... more...
Posted by Sonya Collins on Progress Notes Dec 18, 2014 10:13 AM EST
The 2014 Hotspotting Mini-Grant Project  gives health professions students an unprecedented hands-on opportunity to practice an innovative model of care delivery called  hotspotting . Hotspotters identify health care super-utilizers --  people who are admitted to the hospital multiple times a year, frequently for avoidable... more...
Posted by Sonya Collins on Progress Notes Dec 16, 2014 11:13 AM EST
In today's blog post, a University of Minnesota chapter co-chair tells us about their inspiring annual kickoff event, which focused this year on Barbara Starfield's four c's of primary care -- and added a fifth. By Ben Rosenstein The  Minnesota Chapter of Primary Care Progress  held its annual kickoff this month,... more...
Posted by Sonya Collins on Progress Notes Dec 11, 2014 11:27 AM EST
Today on the blog, read about students who used Google Docs to create a virtual focus group where health professions students from all over the country can share their perspectives on primary care. Then, follow this link to share your perspective, too. By Alex Kazberouk My most interesting conversations as a medical student often happen... more...
Posted by Sonya Collins on Progress Notes Dec 9, 2014 9:17 AM EST
Members of New Jersey Medical School's PCP chapter brought family physician innovator Pamela Wible to their school to talk about her ideal clinic model that pushes the boundaries of bureaucracy and convention. By Rahul Vasireddy This year the New Jersey Medical School Primary Care Progress chapter is highlighting the efforts of... more...
Posted by Sonya Collins on Progress Notes Dec 4, 2014 7:52 AM EST


Who We Are

Primary Care Progress is a grassroots network of innovators, educators, students, and advocates united by a new vision for revitalizing primary care.  Read more about us...

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.

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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