One year later, a new wave of pandemic health concerns

In our October 2020 report, Stress in AmericaTM 2020: A National Mental Health Crisis, the American Psychological Association issued a warning about the impact of the stressful events of the COVID-19 pandemic on long-term physical and mental health. We warned that Americans faced a second pandemic — one that would persist even after the physical threat of the virus has been addressed. Our most recent survey of U.S.

Health Heroes Officially Launch #ThisIsOurShot Campaign to Promote COVID Vaccines, Fight Misinformation

PCC is a Supporter of Campaign

Advocates across the country look to inspire their own communities to get vaccinated


SACRAMENTO, CA--Tens of thousands of healthcare clinicians have united with other front-line workers and more than two dozen state and national organizations, including the Primary Care Collaborative, to launch #ThisIsOurShot, a campaign to build trust in COVID vaccines. As the nation’s vaccine supply increases, getting accurate information to those considering vaccination can help achieve herd immunity as quickly as possible.

How The White House Got 2 Pharma Rivals To Work Together On COVID-19 Vaccine

President Biden said on Tuesday that a key milestone in the fight against COVID-19 could be reached two months faster than earlier projected. By the end of May, there should be enough vaccine doses for every adult in America, he said — a dramatic improvement to his initial timetable for late July.

A turning point in speeding up that pledge came a few weeks ago, on a Sunday afternoon in early February, during a phone call with Johnson & Johnson executives that had been planned for 15 minutes but stretched for longer than an hour, two senior administration officials told NPR.

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Tamara Keith

CEO of a PCC Executive Member Testifies to Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee on Telehealth

In testimony to the House Committee on Energy & Commerce, Subcommittee on Health, titled The Future of Telehealth: How COVID-19 is Changing the Delivery of Virtual Care, Elizabeth Mitchell, the president and CEO of the Purchaser Business Group on Health, shared the large employers’ perspective on how policymakers can harness the promise of telehealth and its rapid adoption during th

Survey Shows Primary Care is Willing to Distribute Vaccines Widely and Equitably

Primary Care Offers Assets, Including Experience and Relationships with Patients
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For Black Americans, Covid-19 is a reminder of the racism of US healthcare

A disproportionate number of the 500,000 Americans who have died of coronavirus are people of color

For Black Americans, Covid-19 is another brutal reminder of the racist legacy of the American healthcare system. A disproportionate number of the 500,000 Americans who have died of coronavirus are Black. Yet African Americans and other people of color have struggled to access vaccines.

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Keon L Gilbert, Ruqaiijah Yearby, Amber Johnson and Kira Banks

Primary Care & COVID-19: Round 26 Survey

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Check back regularly for the latest survey results and updates.
For data from the previous survey, see Round 25 Results.

The Primary Care Collaborative is partnering with the Larry A. Green Center to regularly survey primary care clinicians and patients to better understand the impact of COVID-19 in real time.

Who replied to the survey in round 26?

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Primary Care Practices

Research highlights the need to strengthen primary care as the COVID-19 pandemic enters its second year.

Researchers examines how policymakers can learn from primary care providers’ experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic to better support community-based health providers.

  • The decisions by private insurers and the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services to increase reimbursement rates for telehealth services and the CARES Act’s Paycheck Protection Program were widely cited by physicians as pivotal for enabling them to retain staff and remain open.

Is a cancer crisis trailing the pandemic?

About half of American adults said they or members of their households delayed medical care because of the pandemic in its early days. Radiologists and other physicians saw preventive screenings for breast and cervical cancer drop by 94 percent last spring, and for colon cancer, by 86 percent.

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Primary Care Remains Untapped as U.S. Struggles to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines

Recent survey shows vast majority of clinicians believe primary care should support vaccine distribution, however, majority of practices face ongoing obstacles
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