Advocacy and Policy

The Primary Care Collaborative (PCC) carries out advocacy with its Executive Members and other organizations on policy and practice changes to transform the payment and delivery of primary care. Our policy strategy is focused on increased investment in primary care through alternative payment models that enable Patient-Centered Medical Homes and other types of advanced primary care to provide integrated, higher-value care that connects to the community. 

Evidence demonstrates – and our Executive Members and supporters believe – that comprehensive primary care is a high-value intervention that transforms our healthcare system. PCC advocates for policies and payment models that empower patients through increased access to advanced primary care, and we support clinicians by encouraging team-based care and by empowering them to deliver the care that patients need and desire.  

PCC’s advocacy activities include: 

  • Convening thought leaders, such as our (members-only) policy workgroup, which meets monthly 
  • Developing programming, such as our annual conference and other special events throughout the year, that addresses current policy issues 
  • Providing education, such as our monthly webinars that address current policy issues 

See our current policy priorities and other ways we carry out ongoing work.

Federal Policy Updates

State Primary Care Investment Legislative Update: In Washington, SB 5589 was referred to the Health & Long Term Care Committee on January 10, 2022, which would charge the state Health C... more
On Oct. 17, the PCC endorsed the bipartisan Primary and Virtual Care Affordability Act (H.R. 5541) in a letter to its cosponsors, Reps. Bradley Schneider (D-Ill.) and Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio).... more
At the time of this writing, the processes of approving COVID-19 booster shots for eligible populations and initial doses for children between the ages of 5 and 11 have moved forward.   In anti... more

State Policy Updates

Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC), a New York-based, national nonprofit organization and PCC Executive Member that aims to increase access to primary care and achieve health equity... more
As the U.S. continues its efforts to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic amid a surge in cases caused by variant strains, staying safe is one of Americans’ top concerns. Safety is also essential for... more
Maine has been a leader in the nation over the past four months, from March through June 2021, in terms of the proportion of its population that has been fully vaccinated. This accomplishment is in... more
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