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 2021 advocacy agenda for our current priorities and other ways we carry out ongoing work.

Federal Policy Updates

The PCC and some of its Executive Members joined many other healthcare-related organizations in a Sept. 30 letter as part of the Coalition to Improve Diagnosis, an initiative of the Society to Improve... more
On Sept. 24, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) authorized COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for recipients of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines at least six months following their shot. T... more
At the time of writing, the fate of the U.S. House of Representatives’ reconciliation package is uncertain. The timing and outcome of a promised House vote on the Senate-passed bipartisan infrastruc... more

State Policy Updates

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
On June 29, the Delaware House passed a bill that continues recent efforts to strengthen the primary care system in the state by: Directing the Health Care Commission to monitor compliance with... more
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