PrimaryCare 101: Laying the Foundation for Healthier Communities
Webinar

PrimaryCare 101: Laying the Foundation for Healthier Communities

August 31, 2022 | 11:00am – 12pm CDT

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.

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.

Join the Texas Primary Care Consortium on August 31, 2022, to understand what primary care is, the importance of primary care, and how we can effectively move forward towards advancing equitable, comprehensive, sustainable primary care for all Texans.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Take a deep dive into the history of primary care
  2. Understand the value of primary care and the importance of increasing primary care access and investments in Texas
  3. Learning about current efforts underway that are advancing primary care in Texas

Panelist Info

Nishi Singhal, MPH

Program Officer, Primary Care Transformation

Texas Health Institute

Nishi Singhal comes to THI as our program officer in primary care, with a ten-year background of working with various nonprofits on bettering communities. Most recently, she led a philanthropy organization dedicated to improving the mental well-being of individuals with deep-rooted trauma. Nishi has worked with the Michigan Public Health Institute in health system transformation, helping the estate of Michigan with payment and delivery system reform. She’s worked with one of the largest Accountable Care Organizations in the country, helping Michigan health systems and providers earn a significant shared savings. Nishi has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Michigan and a master's degree in public health from the University of Illinois of Chicago.

Sue S. Bornstein, MD, FACP

Co-Lead

Texas Primary Care Consortium

A resident of Dallas, Dr. Bornstein is the Executive Director of the Texas Medical Home Initiative and Co-Lead of the Texas Primary Care Consortium, a statewide collaborative whose mission is to advance accessible, continuous and coordinated person-centered care for all Texans.

Dr. Bornstein is the Chair-elect of the American College of Physicians (ACP)representing internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. The Board of Regents is the main policy-making body for the College. Dr. Bornstein is currently Chair of ACP’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and previously served as Chair of ACP’s Health and Public Policy Committee and as Governor of the Texas Northern Chapter of ACP. She has been a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) since 2003. FACP is an honorary designation that recognizes ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine. Dr. Bornstein also received the 2021Primary Care Collaborative Primary Care Community Leadership/Research Award.She received her medical degree from Texas Tech School of Medicine and completed her residency at the Baylor University Medical Center.

Some areas of professional interest and expertise for Dr. Bornstein include health and public policy, health care access and reform, strengthening the safety net and government relations.


This webinar is produced by the Texas Primary Care Consortium with support from Texas Academy of Family Physicians and TMF Health Quality Institute.

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