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April 29, 2021
Multipayer Primary Care Network Primary Care Transformation COVID-19
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Sponsored by the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health and the Milbank Memorial Fund
This report, edited by the Harvard Medial School Center for Primary Care’s Sanjay Basu, Jessica L. Alpert, and Russell S. Phillips aims to put a spotlight on (1) the ways in which countries failed or succeeded in overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic, (2) how primary care innovated in response to the pandemic, (3) lessons learned that might inform approaches to confronting future catastrophes, and (4) the ways in which innovation has served as a tool for driving health equity. In their introduction, Basu and Alpert explain that the report chapters, drafted by leading health care experts, address key questions such as:
“The chapter authors celebrate the resilience, ingenuity, and devotion that primary care providers have shown during this time of uncertainty and loss,” Basu and Alpert say. “Their writings ultimately serve as an important reminder that if systemic barriers remain unaddressed, equitable, accessible, and sustainable primary care delivery will remain an empty promise for our patients and communities.”
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