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Resources by Topic: Primary care

Strengthening Primary Care and Improving Population Health: Nebraska's Approach
Explores efforts to strengthen primary care in Nebraska through Patient-Centered Medical Homes, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), and the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus program. Discusses the development of pilot programs and a partnership with a local nonprofit and the University of Nebraska College of Public Health.
Author(s): Martha Hostetter, Sarah Klein
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Milbank Memorial Fund
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Alaska ECHO Projects - Alaska COVID-19
Offers videoconferencing with a team of interdisciplinary experts to provide educators, service providers, case managers, administrators, and families access to expert advice throughout the state and the country in response to COVID-19.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: University of Alaska - Anchorage, Center for Human Development
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Weitzman ECHO Series on COVID-19
An interactive series of presentations by experts and primary care physicians discussing COVID-19 topics regarding emergency preparedness, operations, and clinical care for primary care physicians and healthcare teams. Live sessions are held each Wednesday with recordings and slides available after each session.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Weitzman Institute
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ECHO Idaho COVID-19 Program
Offers two COVID-19 sessions per week led by a panel of experts for Idaho's healthcare workforce, including providers, clinicians, policymakers and administrators, providing information and strategies to address the challenges resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organizations: University of Idaho, WWAMI Medical Education Program
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Colorado - COVID-19 Just-in-Time ECHO for Primary Care
An ongoing COVID-19 series offered three times a week by an interdisciplinary panel of public health, clinical, and pharmacotherapy experts. Provides COVID-19 updates on testing locations, availability and guidelines, false claims regarding medication management, challenges in primary care particularly related to telehealth, and discussion on de-identified patient cases.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Project ECHO Colorado
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Tackling America's Mental Health and Addiction Crisis Through Primary Care Integration
Explores how primary and behavioral healthcare integration can overcome the unmet needs for mental health and substance use services. Discusses barriers to integrated care delivery. Offers policy recommendations to improve the integration of primary and behavioral healthcare services through enhanced payments, training, and technical assistance, and improving access to behavioral health providers for consultation and referral.
Additional links: Infographic
Date: 03/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bipartisan Policy Center
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Geographic Expansion of Medicaid Managed Care Organizations: Assessing Access to Primary Care in Nonmetropolitan Counties
Presents a study on primary care access for Medicaid beneficiaries in nonmetropolitan counties who were enrolled through managed care organizations (MCOs) from 2012 to 2018. Details the level of access to primary care in the nonmetropolitan counties of 15 states and compares the rates of access for beneficiaries enrolled through MCOs established before 2012 and after 2012. Discusses findings and makes recommendations for policy makers.
Author(s): Linda Li, Matthew Najarian, Abigail R. Barker, et al.
Date: 03/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Impact of a Targeted Rural and Underserved Track on Medical Student Match Into Family Medicine and Other Needed Workforce Specialties
Assesses student participation in the University of Washington School of Medicine's Targeted Rural Underserved Track (TRUST) program as a predictor for residency match into family medicine or needed rural physician workforce specialty.
Author(s): Kimberly Kardonsky, David V. Evans, Jay Erickson, Amanda Kost
Citation: Family Medicine, 53(2), 111-117
Date: 02/2021
Type: Document
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2021 Vermont Primary Care Sourcebook
Report featuring information for primary care facilities and providers in Vermont on topics including Federally Qualified Health Centers, the Vermont Rural Health Alliance, Community Health Centers, telehealth, and Area Health Education Centers. Includes statistics on services provided and demographic information of patient population, as well as facility information for members of the Bi-State Primary Care Association.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bi-State Primary Care Association
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Idaho Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Area Service Areas
Illustrates the Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in the state of Idaho by county. Includes both the geographic and population group HPSA designations.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Idaho Bureau of Rural Health and Primary Care
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