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What will it take to produce genuine reform in our system? I think of the Civil Rights movement that blossomed in America after World War II. Looking at the horrors of Jim Crow, bold leaders saw a system that was a national embarrassment...
When cases of COVID-19 began rising in Boston last spring, Pooja Chandrashekar, then a first year student at Harvard Medical School, worried that easy-to-understand information about the pandemic might not be available in the many...
On the eve of reentry, we must sift through the rubble and start an honest conversation about health. What does it mean to be healthy? Where are our patients currently turning for help? How can we reimagine healthcare to meet both the...
News release from the Primary Care Development Corporation, a PCC Executive Member: PCDC Supports Legislation to Strengthen Primary Care in New York Primary care is undervalued and underfunded, despite evidence that it improves health...
Much of our focus over the past year has rightly been on the widespread failures related to the pandemic. But we’ve taken for granted just how flexible the American health-care system showed it can be in a crisis. Before the coronavirus,...
Primary Care’s Role in COVID Vaccines "White House, state officials scramble to get docs’ help with lagging vaccination effort" is a May 9 article in POLITICO that Ann Greiner, PCC president and CEO, was quoted in. "To raise COVID...
WASHINGTON, MAY 4, 2021—As the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), the country’s premier independent, evidence-based adviser on medicine and healthcare, release a landmark new report today on primary care,...
COVID-19 continues to take a disproportionate toll on communities of color. A recent study found that Black women are three times more likely than White men to die from COVID-19. And this month, the CDC released a pair of studies further...
HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra recently renewed the country’s public health emergency that was set to expire April 21. The declaration extends the PHE another 90 days through July 21, 2021. The COVID-19-related emergency was first declared...
The White House and CDC are looking to help states better incorporate primary care into their COVID-19 vaccination strategy. They have launched a three-pronged effort that includes: providing states with accessible lists of enrolled...
Today the FCC opens a second round of funding for its COVID-19 telehealth program. The agency will distribute at least $150 million in this round, with applications closing May 6. In 2020, the CARES Act established the FCC telehealth...
Primary care payment models out of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation have seen a number of updates in recent weeks. Practices that joined the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) model in 2018 recently learned that their...
Hearings began in mid-April for Chiquita Brooks-Lasure, President Biden’s pick to head CMS, along with Andrea Palm, the administration’s nominee for the number two job at HHS. While the Senate Finance Committee’s hearing for Brooks-LaSure...
The PCC sent a letter to the chair and ranking member of the U.S. Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee and the chair and ranking member of the U.S. House of Representatives Labor, Health and...
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated its recommendation for lung cancer screening in March, expanding the current guidelines to include individuals ages 50 to 80 years who have a 20 pack-year smoking history and...
Drug store chain CVS [CVS Health is a PCC Executive Member] is piloting a program to bring mental health counseling into 12 retail stores. The goal is to improve access to care, and reduce medical costs associated with poor mental health.
Even as the supply of COVID-19 vaccines continues to increase, many doctors clamoring to distribute the vaccine directly to their patients are finding their requests go unheeded, experts say.  
...vaccine inequities are reflected across the country, where Black and Latino people consistently receive a smaller share of vaccine doses than they represent in overall population, COVID-19 cases and deaths... Small clinics ... have...
The country may be at a mental health breaking point. COVID-19 has exacerbated mental health issues in the U.S. at an astonishing rate, with a swell of stress and anxiety that has consistently worsened since spring 2020. Aside from...
WASHINGTON, April 22, 2021—As more COVID-19 vaccines become available to Americans, new data released today by the Larry A. Green Center, in collaboration with the Primary Care Collaborative (PCC) and 3rd Conversation, shows that primary...

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