Why Primary Care?

Delivering the best, most efficient primary care is the greatest challenge facing medicine today. Because primary care serves as the foundation of all medical care—both care delivered and care averted. Despite facing serious challenges from outdated approaches to reimbursement, care delivery, and medical records, we believe in the potential of primary care to keep people healthy and connect them to the full spectrum of care available when needed. 

That is why we are committed to fostering a dynamic community at Harvard Medical School to promote and support primary care resilience, equity, and value in order to improve health and well-being. At the Center, we create programs and products to help HCP and patients navigate challenges in healthcare. 

Covid-19 has affected practices everywhere. A survey of health care providers reveals significant adverse effects on the ability to serve patients and sustain the practice. Learn more about the economic and clinical impact of reduced patient visits and prescription use on practices.