Primary care is the foundation of health care

Despite facing serious challenges from outdated approaches to reimbursement, care delivery, and medical records, we believe in the power of primary care to keep people healthy and connect them to the full spectrum of care when needed. 

As Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care, we are committed to fostering a dynamic community to promote and support primary care resilience, equity, and value in order to improve health and well-being.

Primary care clinicians need to reliably track symptoms over time, yet this capacity is rarely available or explicit. This Journal of Internal Medicine commentary describes approaches to this problem.  
This Annals of Global Health paper describes how a collaboration between HMS and five medical schools in Vietnam, and in-country collaborations among the Vietnamese medical schools, facilitated curricular innovation and co-creation of coursework relevant to PHC through the development of a Practice of Medicine course.