March 9, 2022 | 11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. CST

The pandemic has highlighted the existing precarious state of primary care due to chronic underfunding combined with the prevailing fee-for-service payment model, which is built on face-to-face visits. Learn how Austin Regional Clinic and Waco Family Medicine responded to the challenges presented by the pandemic, including changes implemented and lessons learned.
Save the date for September 8-9, 2022 to join us in Austin, TX, at the 10th Annual Texas Primary Care Consortium Summit: A Decade of Powering Primary Care Transformation.

We are seeking applications for breakout sessions and pre-summit workshops across three focus areas: person-centered care delivery, paying for primary care, and innovative approaches. 
Trends in Texans without a Usual Source of Health Care
Shao-Chee Sim, Vice President for Research, Innovation and Evaluation, Episcopal Health Foundation
Almost 3 in 10 (29%) Texans reported that they did not have a usual source of care or relied on emergency room care in 2021.
Read our guest blog post from Shao-Chee Sim about Texans’ views on state health policy priorities and their experiences with health care accessibility and affordability collected through a statewide poll conducted by Episcopal Health Foundation in partnership with SSRS.

Explore our 2021 Summit Summary and Outcomes report to learn how the 9th annual summit brought stakeholders together across Texas to share lessons, best practices, and tools to advance our shared pursuit of equitable, sustainable, and comprehensive primary care for all Texans.
Join the team!

We are seeking a program officer to grow the reach and impact of Texas Primary Care Consortium and lead health system transformation efforts for Texas Health Institute. This position requires a strategic, collaborative, innovative, and visionary leader with outstanding management and development skills. Position located in Texas.
Primary Care Champions
Carlos Roberto Jaen, MD, PhD, was recently appointed to serve for the next four years on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Christopher Crow, MD, MBA, was recognized in the Dallas 500 as one of the region’s most influential business leaders.
Primary Care Resources
A response to the recent NASEM report on primary care promoting 5 additional Cs to be added to Barbara Starfield’s original 4 Cs.

A new annual scorecard to measure the implementation of high-quality primary care and inform national and state policy will be released in January 2023.

An issue brief comparing the demographics, health status, and difficulties accessing care for adults with Medicaid coverage compared to adults who either have private insurance or are uninsured.

An interview with Dr. Chris Crow about Catalyst Health Network's primary care model that is accessible, affordable, effective, equitable, and sustainable.

A webinar detailing strategies that have been successful in prioritizing primary care and practical approaches to move the needle in Texas.
The Texas Primary Care Consortium is a statewide collaborative initiative with a mission to advance accessible, continuous, and coordinated person-centered care for all Texans led by Texas Medical Home Initiative in partnership with Texas Health Institute.​​
To learn more about becoming a partner and supporting our work to address the systemic issues of health care inequities, high costs, and lack of access, please click here.
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