The need for primary care teams

Authors: Koller C
Year: 2020
State: NatDoc: National Document
Website link:
Publicly Available: Yes
Evidence Generation: Documentation of how CHWs can work within care teams, Results from pilots studies etc. that aren't published in formal literature
Policy: Lessons learned from other states
Sustainable Financing: Marketing/awareness campaigns including national, Documentation of how CHWs can work within care teams, Evidence-based interventions
Workforce Development: CDC expand CHW work into SDOH, Data sharing between social services and clinical teams, General other (including mention of “employment practices”)

Health systems with more primary care do better by the people they serve. Their patient populations are healthier, live longer, and have fewer disparities in outcomes based on race, ethnicity, and income. This opinion piece explores the benefits of a stronger primary care force amid the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

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