For the first time in 27 years, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has issued a consensus report on primary care. Implementing High-Quality Primary Care: Rebuilding the Foundation of Health Care emphasizes that although primary care is the only health care component in which an increased supply is associated with better population health and more equitable outcomes, it is inequitably distributed and inadequately supported. Across the country, primary care receives a relatively small proportion of health system resources, it has no federal coordinating capacity or dedicated research support, and its workforce pipeline is shrinking. The report proposes a plan to improve primary care for people in every community through objectives that promote action and recommendations that can be adapted to both national and local needs.
Join Mathematica’s webinar Thursday, September 23, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PT for a brief overview of the national consensus recommendations and a panel discussion with California health care experts about how to strengthen primary care in the Golden State. The discussion will address these and other important questions:
Speakers include the following experts: