Primary Care Forums
About the Forums
Robert Graham Center Primary Care Forums are open discussions led by brief panel presentations that focus on timely issues in primary care. The forums are intended to inform the audience about important issues affecting primary care and family medicine, and to generate discussion among attendees. Recent examples include graduate medical education outcomes and accountability, telehealth in primary care, and disruptive innovations in primary care.
Check back for updates on upcoming forums from the Robert Graham Center.
Teaching Health Centers: Building a Primary Care Workforce for Underserved Communities
10/08/2019 — November 7, 2019 - To achieve the quadruple aim of health care – better health, better experience, lower cost, and clinician satisfaction – a robust primary care workforce is needed. Despite this need to grow the primary care workforce, physician shortages persist, particularly in rural and underserved areas.
The Impact of Graduate Medical Education on Physician Maldistribution
02/26/2019 — March 20, 2019 - Access to health care options in the US is largely dependent on the community in which one lives; a maldistribution of Primary Care Providers (PCPs) leaves rural and underserved communities with a disproportionately low volume of clinicians.
Moving from Burnout to Wellness in Primary Care
03/14/2018 — May 7, 2018 - Physician burnout is increasingly recognized as a threat to the nation’s health workforce and to delivering population health, higher quality of care and reduced cost.
What Do Patients Want from Telehealth?
10/13/2017 — With Tammy Toscos, MS, PhD; Wally Adamson, MD; Michael Rodriguez, MD, FAAFP; and Regina Holliday
Primary Care Research: Critical to the Triple Aim and in Desperate Need of a Home
05/25/2017 — With Andrew Bindman, MD; Bernard Ewigman, MD, MSPH; Jennifer Carroll, MD, MPH; and Alex Fiks, MD, MSCE
Beyond the Tipping Point: What Can Accountable Care Organizations Teach Us About the Future of Value-Based Payment?
12/01/2016 — With Farzad Mostashari, MD, MPH; Clay Ackerly, MD; Michael Coffey, MD; and Theodore Long, MD, MHS
Achieving the Triple Aim: Linking Clinical Health Services and Public Health to Improve Outcomes & Costs
07/28/2015 — With Chris Allen, FACHE; Nick Macchione, FACHE; and Katherine Neuhausen, MD, MPH
Achieving Effective Team-Based Primary Care in an Age of MACRA & Measurement
04/11/2016 — 04/26/2016 — With Kurt Stange, MD, PhD; Amanda Howe, MA, MD, MEd, FRCGP; and Erin Sullivan, PhD
Disruptive Innovations in Primary Care
06/19/2014 — With Andrew Schutzbank, MD, MPH; Brian Forrest, MD; Erika Bliss, MD; Nicholas Gettas, MD; and Tom Lee, MD.