Hundreds of healthcare organizations show support for primary care transformation

Over 200 organizations “representing diverse healthcare stakeholders” have indicated their support for the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC)’s comprehensive set of Shared Principles of Primary Care. What does this mean for the transformation of primary care?

To date, 240 names have been added to the list of organizations that have signed onto the Shared Principles. According to the PCPCC, these principles “chart a new chapter for advanced primary care that successfully engages patients in decision-making, relies on team-based care, incorporates population health, and commits to stewardship of scarce resources.”

The principles were developed through a collaborative effort “with leadership from the PCPCC and Family Medicine for American’s Health (FMAHealth), as well as input from organizations that span all aspects of health care, including consumers and payers.” The 240 organizations that have signed on to show support for this transformation of primary care include “physician and nursing organizations, consumers, employers, health plans, and hospitals.”

PCPCC describes the principles as an “aspirational vision for the future of primary care.” With the current shift toward value-based care, in particular, the principles are designed to encourage patient engagement, coordination with other providers, and a team-based approach to patient healthcare, with a goal of improving primary care delivery and outcomes.

The PCPCC shared principles urge primary care to be:

  • Person & Family Centered Continuous
  • Comprehensive & Equitable
  • Team Based & Collaborative
  • Coordinated & Integrated
  • Accessible
  • High Value

Glen Stream, President and Board Chair of FMAHealth, says, in voicing support for the organization’s coordination with PCPCC on these efforts, that “the Shared Principles is a powerful framework to move the United States toward a vibrant future of person-centered, team-based, community-aligned primary care.”

Organizations can sign on to support the Shared Principles, joining 240 current signers, online.