The American health care system is a tapestry of options for patients, but it suffers from misplaced priorities that produce overspending and underperformance, resulting in a population that is less healthy. And with an unprecedented set of challenges that include escalating health care costs, and a health care system that is prioritizing and incentivizing the wrong types of services, the future of the health of Americans and our health care system is uncertain.
A May 2021 study from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) concluded that primary care is the only discipline of medicine where a greater supply is equated with improved population health, longer lives, and greater equity.
Primary Care for America (PCfA) is a collaboration focused on educating policymakers and health policy influencers about the value of and critical need for comprehensive, continuous, and coordinated primary care. PCfA is committed to improving the well-being of the individuals, families and communities. See the possibilities.