Finding the Sweet Spot

Where do primary care transformation, medical education reform and leadership development intersect? Find out as PCP teams up with the Primary Care Development Corporation and the New York Academy of Medicine in NYC on Nov 1. More details here.

October is National Primary Care Week (Month)!
It's National Primary Care Week (Month)! National Primary Care Week (NPCW) is an annual event that serves to highlight the importance of primary care. The NPCW 2014 theme is advocacy for the underserved and marginalized communities.  PCP will be honoring that theme with special edition Progress Notes, resources on provided primary care for underserved communities and film screenings. Learn more here

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

Last month, PCP chapter leaders from around the country met in Cambridge, MA, for the third annual Gregg Stracks Leadership Summit. They shared stories of the challenges of pursuing a career in primary care in an educational system and in a health care system that usually don't value that choice. They learned community organizing skills that will... more...
Posted by Sonya Collins on Progress Notes Oct 23, 2014 10:31 AM EDT
The 2014 Hotspotting Mini-Grant Project gives health professional 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 Oct 21, 2014 11:56 AM EDT
This family doc highlights the ways in which Medicare's payment for graduate medical education doesn't guarantee the country gets the types of doctors it needs. By Kenny Lin, M.D. The Institute of Medicine released a report in July that recommended significant changes to the way Graduate Medical Education (GME) is financed. The... more...
Posted by Sonya Collins on Progress Notes Oct 16, 2014 10:17 AM EDT
PCP's annual Gregg Stracks Leadership Summit gives participants the opportunity to plan advocacy events and campaigns on their campuses. Harvard Medical School chapter members took the opportunity to plan the outreach strategy for their upcoming event -- a town hall that boldly asks the question, "What would the future of Harvard... more...
Posted by Sonya Collins on Progress Notes Oct 14, 2014 11:01 AM EDT
In honor of National Primary Care Week 2014, we're running blog posts all week that recognize underserved and marginalized communities and the primary care providers that serve them.  By Anthony Fleg, M.D., M.P.H. From the second Tim came into the emergency room, he was labeled “alcoholic.” Tim had had two... more...
Posted by Sonya Collins on Progress Notes Oct 9, 2014 10:46 AM EDT


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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