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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

Members of PCP's University of Rochester chapter value interprofessional collaboration and respect. Every year they host a unique event that fosters relationship-building among medical and nursing students. Here, one of their chapter leaders tells us how it went. By Julia Cooper One recent rainy evening, University of Rochester... more...
Posted by Sonya Collins on Progress Notes Nov 20, 2014 1:51 PM EST
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... more...
Posted by Sonya Collins on Progress Notes Nov 18, 2014 12:18 PM EST
Initially daunted by the complexity of her first primary care patient, this resident went on to build a relationship with him that reaffirmed her decision to practice primary care. By Eunice Yu, M.D. When I started my internal medicine residency, I was pretty sure I was going to rock this primary care thing. I knew the drugs for hypertension , the... more...
Posted by Sonya Collins on Progress Notes Nov 13, 2014 10:06 AM EST
The third annual Gregg Stracks Leadership Summit equipped future primary care providers with leadership skills they'll apply in many settings. By Sonya Collins For nearly a decade, transformation and reform have been dominant themes in health care. Primary Care Progress (PCP) wants to prepare the next generation of primary care... more...
Posted by Sonya Collins on Progress Notes Nov 11, 2014 11:09 AM EST
Next week, Harvard Medical School's Primary Care Student Leadership Committee will host the “ Symposium on Mass Incarceration and Health: Advocacy in Medicine and Beyond .” The event will bring together physicians, patients, and advocates to discuss correctional health needs (details below). Here, medical student Tamara Rodriguez... more...
Posted by Sonya Collins on Progress Notes Nov 6, 2014 11:40 AM EST


 

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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.

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