The mission of the National Center for Primary Care (NCPC) at Morehouse School of Medicine is to promote excellence in community-oriented primary health care and optimal health outcomes for all Americans, with a special focus on underserved populations and on the elimination of health disparities.The National Center for Primary Care is a national resource for encouraging doctors to pursue primary care careers, for making primary care practice more effective, and for supporting primary care professionals serving in underserved areas.
The NCPC team provides training for primary care practitioners, conducts practice-based research to improve health outcomes, creates protocols and tools for improving primary care effectiveness, and undertakes policy analyses focused on how to make primary care more accessible and more effective.
Access to Care
Working to assure access for all Americans to a culturally competent, affordable, accessible, primary health care practitioner.
Helping front-line primary care professionals to practice state-of-the-art primary care, and to implement best-practice models to achieve optimal health outcomes, even in the most challenging settings and across the full range of health conditions, including mental health.
Working to eliminate disparities in health care and health outcomes, including disparities across race, ethnicity, gender, income levels, and the uninsured.
Working to promote healthier lifestyles among individuals and their communities, in order to decrease suffering related to physical inactivity, unhealthy eating (obesity and overweight), and substance abuse (tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs).