Texas Primary Care Consortium (TPCC), with support from Episcopal Health Foundation and St. David’s Foundation, brought together a statewide consensus panel to identify and advance bi-partisan, smart public policy that will help increase access, reduce costs, and improve outcomes.
Given the systemic and chronic nature of our state’s challenges, the consortium proposes a three-pronged framework of solutions for a positive and sustainable impact. The proposed policy priorities for primary care are: increasing access to care, promoting value-based payment, and strengthening primary care. Checkout our specific policy priorities below.
This data and the brief above are meant to contextualize Texas Primary Care Consortium policy priorities through data on the current primary care universe in Texas. This is not a complete scan, and this information will be updated as more public data becomes available.
Funding for TPCC’s policy priorities is supported by Episcopal Health Foundation and St. David’s Foundation.
61% of Texans delay care due to cost and 3 million Texans live in rural areas. In addition, 26% of Texans lack access to a usual source of care. Stronger primary care can lower health care costs, reduce hospitalizations, and lead to healthier populations.
Where primary care is provided
72 FQHCs* with 660+ service delivery sites
813 emergency departments
84 nonprofit community health and hospital systems
605 delivery centers
328 rural health clinics
88 critical access hospitals