Media Advisory: Bipartisan Congressional Primary Care Caucus Briefing The Impact of Primary Care on Rural and Urban Underserved Communities

The Impact of Primary Care on Rural and Urban Underserved Communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   
Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Briefing, 4:00 p.m. (ET), October 8, 2015

Contact:
Janelle Davis
Public Relations Strategist
American Academy of Family Physicians
(800) 274-2237, Ext. 5222
mailto:jdavis@aafp.org

WASHINGTON — The American Academy of Family Physicians encourages you to attend the official launch of the Bipartisan Congressional Primary Care Caucus on Thursday, October 8 at 4:00 p.m. The Primary Care Caucus, co-chaired by Congressmen David Rouzer (R-N.C.) and Joe Courtney (D-Conn.), is strongly supported by the AAFP and we are honored to be joining Congressmen Rouzer and Courtney at its official launch. We encourage you to join us at this exciting and informative event.

American health care is moving toward a coordinated, patient-centered and value-based system. Understanding the factors that created the primary care physician shortage is the first step in identifying and implementing the solutions that can resolve it. The Primary Care Caucus will be instrumental in examining how to build the primary care workforce and the infrastructure to support the evolution of our health care system.

  • WHAT: Bipartisan Congressional Primary Care Caucus Briefing
  • WHO: Congressman David Rouzer & Congressman Joe Courtney – Co-Chairs
    Andrew Bazemore, MD, director of the Robert Graham Center
    Robert “Chuck” Rich, MD, family physician (Elizabethtown, N.C.)
    Jennifer Granger, COO, United Community & Family Services (Norwich, CT)
  • WHEN: 4:00 p.m. (ET), Thursday, October 8, 2015
  • WHERE: 2253 Rayburn House Office Building

For more information on the Bipartisan Congressional Primary Care Caucus, please contact Kyle Sanders, JD, with Congressman Rouzer at kyle.sanders@mail.house.gov, or Michelle Greenhalgh with Congressman Courtney at michelle.greenhalgh@mail.house.gov.

 




 

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Founded in 1947, the AAFP represents 124,900 physicians and medical students nationwide. It is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care.

Family physicians conduct approximately one in five office visits -- that’s 192 million visits annually or 48 percent more than the next most visited medical specialty. Today, family physicians provide more care for America’s underserved and rural populations than any other medical specialty. Family medicine’s cornerstone is an ongoing, personal patient-physician relationship focused on integrated care.

To learn more about the specialty of family medicine, the AAFP's positions(5 page PDF) on issues and clinical care, and for downloadable multi-media highlighting family medicine, visit
www.aafp.org/media. For information about health care, health conditions and wellness, please visit the AAFP’s award-winning consumer website, www.FamilyDoctor.org(www.familydoctor.org).