Primary Care Investment Workshop

Slides and Recap of PCPCC's Nov 9, 2018 Workshop on Primary Care Investment

On November 9th, 2018, PCPCC hosted the first-ever multi-stakeholder workshop focused on the concept of increasing investment in primary care. The goal of the workshop, kicked off by PCPCC President and CEO Ann Greiner, was to increase visibility and build the case for increasing primary care investment in states and nationally, with the goal of improving health care quality, patient experience, and affordability. The overall vision of the primary care investment movement is to successfully engage policymakers and key stakeholders to commit to measure primary care investment within their states, and a set goal of increasing the percent of health care dollars spent on primary care to a level needed to support care consistent with the PCPCC’s Shared Principles of Primary Care, with an associated commitment to make those additional payments through alternative payment/delivery models, including the patient centered medical home.

Milbank Memorial Fund President Christopher Koller provided a Call to Action (slides) to lead off the presentations. He spoke on the importance of advancing primary care investment and provided recommendations on how to create a Primary Care oriented delivery system.

During a session on "Learning from the States: Advancing State Policy to Support Primary Care Investment" PCPCC's Director of Policy Chris Adamec moderated key state leaders in a discussion of their respective journeys and progress in primary care investment. Following the panel, attendees and the presenters broke out in discussion groups where important dialogue ensued various topics that could lead to primary care advancement. 

Primary Care Development Corporation CEO Louise Cohen moderated a panel of key stakeholders. Each member of the panel represented a specific voice in the primary care arena.  

PCPCC ended the workshop with each attendee participating in a breakout session where they built a state-specific action plans to increase primary care investment.     

Next Steps

  • draft report outlining the workshop progress is now available.

  • PCPCC will continue to convene and connect workshop participants and others interested in primary care investment.  Please contact Sarah Greenough, Director of Policy at [email protected] to recommend contacts and resources that should be highlighted in this work.

  • PCPCC is in the process of planning following up interactions and opportunities for this group of like-minded individuals. Stay tuned, and get involved!

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