The Path to Coordinated Federal Leadership to Strengthen Primary Health Care
Discusses the potential of a Secretary's Council on Primary Care within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Describes primary care's role in addressing policy challenges related to health equity, payment, workforce training, pandemic recovery and resilience, the opioid crisis, and mental health. Offers recommendations to include and strengthen high-quality primary care as part of a long-term vision of a high-value healthcare system. Includes rural references throughout.
Robert L. Phillips Jr., Christopher Koller, Alice Hm Chen
Milbank Memorial Fund
Health disparities · Health workforce education and training · Illicit drug use · Mental health · Policy · Prescription drug misuse · Primary care · Reimbursement and payment models