The National Center for Primary Care is an academic research, training, and resource center focused on promoting excellence in community oriented primary care and optimal health outcomes for all Americans, with a special emphasis on eliminating health disparities and improving health outcomes in underserved populations. Our key constituency group is the clinicians who serve underserved communities or vulnerable, high-disparity populations.
Established in 1998, the NCPC has the unique distinction of being the only congressionally sanctioned center in the country dedicated to promoting optimal health care options for all, with a special focus on serving underserved communities.
The NCPC team provides training for primary care practitioners, conducts research and creates protocols and tools for improving primary care effectiveness, as well as undertakes policy analyses focused on how to make primary care more accessible and more effective.
We focus on providing education & training, conducting research, serving as a resource and advising on health policy.
Our research agenda focuses on health equity through a primary care lens, with an emphasis on integration of primary care and public health, as well as primary care and behavioral health.
Primary care is essential health care based on practical, scientifically sound, culturally appropriate and socially acceptable methods.
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