As part of its participation in National Primary Care Week (http://voicesforprimarycare.org/
NPCW is an opportunity to highlight the need to fix the shortage and get the American healthcare system on track to deliver high quality care to all Americans. The event calls on all stakeholders to take a public stand in support of primary care and to focus on new ways primary care delivers high quality care to patients. The “Voices for Primary Care” campaign builds upon the efforts of NPCW by drawing out the voices and messages of people who value primary care. The campaign focuses on the positive changes taking place in primary care, as well as the age-old basic values of the field. PCP has partnered with the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) on NPCW.
“It’s a side of primary care you don’t often hear about,” says PCP Founder Dr. Andrew Morris-Singer. “From documentary films to The New York Times, the doom and gloom of the crisis in primary care makes constant headlines. But what does not get a great deal of media attention is the hope and faith in primary care. We thought it was time to focus on some of the positive voices that see a vision for– or are themselves creating-- a new future in primary care for the benefit of all of us.”
The campaign runs through October 12th. So far, hundreds of photos have been submitted from providers and patients, alike.
About Primary Care Progress:
PCP is Primary Care Progress. We’re a 501 (c)(3) national nonprofit- a growing network of medical providers, health professional trainees, policy pundits, advocates, and educators. We are a home to everyone under the primary care umbrella- and anyone else- who cares about the future of primary care in this country. Our members are united by a new vision for revitalizing the primary care workforce pipeline through strategic local advocacy that promotes primary care and transforms care delivery and training in academic settings.
About Dr. Andrew Morris-Singer:
Andrew Morris-Singer, MD, President and Principal Founder of Primary Care Progress, is a former community organizer and trainer, with over 15 years of advocacy experience. In addition to leading Primary Care Progress, he speaks regularly on the topics of primary care community advocacy, strategic organizing in the healthcare space and the critical role of trainees in the revitalization of primary care. He is Board-certified in Internal Medicine and works as a primary care physician at a new patient-centered medical home practice in Boston. He is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and lives in Cambridge, MA.
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