This session will review the historical context of primary care in the US including the research of Dr. Starfield and others that helped establish the foundational role of primary care in the health of individuals and communities. The session will then focus on innovations in care models including the patient-centered medical home; Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation models (CPC, CPC+, others) and briefly review the evidence for their impact.
Historically, behavioral health and physical health services have existed in separate silos which limits integration and overall effectiveness. Oral health services have similarly operated along parallel but non-intersecting tracks with primary care.
Join us for the 10th Annual Texas Primary Care Consortium Summit: A Decade of Powering Primary Care Transformation, as we honor the past 10 years of convening health champions and continue in our shared pursuit of improving the health of Texans through accessible, equitable, and coordinated person-centered primary care.
Primary care, when prioritized in the health system, results in people living longer lives with more equitable outcomes. Decades of research have proven the foundational role of primary care in improving health outcomes, lowering costs, and reducing disparities.
Learn how a large multi-specialty private practice and a federally qualified health center with multiple locations responded to the challenges presented by the pandemic, including changes implemented and lessons learned.