Primary care, when prioritized in the health system, results in people living longer lives with more equitable outcomes. Yet primary care, with chronically low funding and infrastructure investments, is in danger.
The value of primary care in Texas has long been overlooked. Thirty-two counties lack a primary care physician, 23.6% of adults are uninsured, and Texas leads the nation in rural hospital closures. To ensure Texans can lead their healthiest lives, Texas Primary Care Consortium has identified 2023 policy priorities for the upcoming 88th legislative session. Given the systemic and chronic nature of our state’s challenges, the consortium proposes a multi-sectorial framework of solutions for a posit
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.
Explore our 2022 Summit Outcomes report to learn how the 10th Annual TPCC Summit brought stakeholders together in Austin, Texas, to address the challenges of putting primary care front and center in our health care system.
It is with great enthusiasm and appreciation that we announce the inaugural recipient of the Texas Primary Care Consortium’s Primary Care Champion Award: Elena Marks, JD, MPH.