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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Family physicians conduct approximately one in five of the total medical office visits in the United States per year – more than any other specialty. Family physicians provide comprehensive, evidence-based, and cost-effective care dedicated to improving the health of patients, families and communities. Family medicine’s cornerstone is an ongoing and personal patient-physician relationship where the family physician serves as the hub of each patient’s integrated care team. More Americans depend on family physicians than on any other medical specialty.

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