Statement of Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, Reaction to President Obama's Address to American Nurses Association

Jun 16, 2010, 22:15 ET from The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative

WASHINGTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative welcomed the announcement today by the Obama administration that some $250 million in new funding will be put towards funding of primary care workforce training.

"Today's announcement aligns with our goal to promote primary care and improve the patient centered medical home as a means to positively transform delivery of health care," said Edwina Rogers, executive director of the PCPCC. "The PCPCC firmly supports policies that enhance greater access to care by promoting primary care workforce training and professional development, such as increased funding for physician residencies in primary care, National Health Service Corps scholarship and loan repayment programs.

"Like the president, we also support greater incentives for careers in primary care, for doctors, physician assistants and nurse practitioners -- to better prepare primary care health professionals to provide care coordination and team-based patient-centered care, with everyone in the system working at the top of their licenses."

The PCPCC is a coalition of more than 700 organizations representing the nation's business leaders, consumers, primary care physicians and other health care stakeholders with a shared goal to advance the patient centered medical home.  

About the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative

The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative is a coalition of more than 700 major employers, consumer groups, organizations representing primary care physicians, and other stakeholders who have joined to advance the patient centered medical home. The Collaborative believes that, if implemented, the patient centered medical home will improve the health of patients and the health care delivery system. For more information on the patient centered medical home and a complete list of the PCPCC members, please visit http://www.pcpcc.net/.

SOURCE The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative



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