Implementing High-Quality Primary Care: Rebuilding the Foundation of Health Care - Report Release Webinar

National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine

Tuesday May 4, 2021 01:00 pm to 02:15 pm EDT
United States

High-quality primary care is the foundation of a strong healthcare system and essential for improving the health of the population. However, 25 years after the Institute of Medicine published its report Primary Care: America’s Health in a New Era (1996), this foundation remains under-resourced. Today, only about 5 percent of healthcare expenditures go to primary care, its workforce pipeline is shrinking, and unequal access to primary care pervades. In light of this, with support from a coalition of sponsors, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine organized a committee to study the state of primary care today and to develop an implementation plan that builds upon the recommendations of the 1996 report and strengthens primary care services in the U.S., especially for underserved populations.

Members of the committee who wrote the report, Implementing High-Quality Primary Care: Rebuilding the Foundation of Health Care will give an overview of the key issues, conclusions, and recommendations.

Speakers at this event will include:

  • Linda McCauley (Co-Chair), Dean and Professor, Neil Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University
  • Robert L. Phillips, Jr. (Co-Chair), Founding Executive Director, The Center for Professionalism and Value in Health Care, American Board of Family Medicine
  • Carrie Colla, Professor, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College
  • Shawna Hudson, Professor, Rutgers University
  • Christopher Koller, President, Milbank Memorial Fund
  • Alex Krist, Professor, Family Medicine and Population Health, Virginia Commonwealth University
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