Starfield Summit: Advancing Primary Care Research, Policy, and Patient Care

About the Summit

In an effort to honor and advance the legacy of Dr. Barbara Starfield, the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies, together with partners Family Medicine for America’s Health, the Pisacano Foundation, and the American Board of Family Medicine Foundation, is pleased to host The Starfield Summit from April 23-26 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, DC.

The Summit will provide a unique opportunity for conversation among a diverse group of leaders in primary care research and policy, young and old, intended to galvanize its participants, generate important discussion for public consumption, and enable research and policy agenda-setting in support of primary care function as an essential catalyst in health system reform. It will embrace the principles of Implementation Science, which seeks to promote the integration of research into policy and practice.

The summit will focus on information necessary for policymakers and where evidence is still needed in order to:

  • Measure & Pay for the primary care function 
  • Train and Deploy Teams in Primary Care in order to advance Starfield’s work in support of the Triple Aim. Plans are already underway to extend these conversations to include other topics, stakeholders, and locations in the months and years ahead.

In addition to a diverse array of individual stakeholders, the Summit will involve participants representing a host of Primary Care organizations in additional to the sponsors already noted, including: the Society of General Internal Medicine, the North American Primary Care Research Group, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and others.