Sustainability Beyond Relief: Bolstering our First Line of Care

Recent Legislation

“S.674 – Public Health Infrastructure Saves Lives Act.” Office of Senator Patty Murray. March 10, 2021. Available at http://allh.us/QyWP.

“S.571 – Public Health Funding Prevents Pandemics Act.” Office of Senator Richard Blumenthal. March 3, 2021. Available at http://allh.us/Yjfa.

“H.R.1319 – American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.” Office of Congressman John Yarmuth. February 24, 2021. Available at http://allh.us/ukpT.

Key Resources

(listed chronologically, beginning with the most recent)

“The Room Where It Happens: The Role of Primary Care in the Next Phase of the COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign.” Klein, S., Hostetter, M. The Commonwealth Fund. July 7, 2021. Available at http://allh.us/P4EY.

“What Do Americans Think About Getting Vaccinated Against COVID-19?” Shah, A., Schneider, C., Zephyrin, L., et al. The Commonwealth Fund. June 16, 2021. Available at http://allh.us/E78D.

“Making Health Care Accountable.” Blumenthal, D., Lewis, C. Abrams, M. The Commonwealth Fund. June 9, 2021. Available at http://allh.us/kwfE.

“Summary of American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and Provisions Affecting Hospitals and Health Systems.” American Hospital Association. March 17, 2021. Available at http://allh.us/RPak.

“Vaccine Equity Planner.” Ariadne Labs and Boston Children’s Hospital. 2021. Available at http://allh.us/pVkD.

“Integration of Primary Care and Public Health (Position Paper).” American Academy of Family Physicians. December 2020. Available at http://allh.us/fgva.

“Redesigning Primary Care to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Midst of the Pandemic.” Krist, A., DeVoe, J., Cheng, A., et al. Annals of Family Medicine. July 2020. Available at http://allh.us/g8Pw.

Additional Resources

(listed chronologically, beginning with the most recent)

“Inequities in Health and Health Care in Black and Latinx/Hispanic Communities: 23 Charts.” Baumgartner, J., Aboulafia, G., Getachew, Y., et al. The Commonwealth Fund. Available at http://allh.us/FVmp.

“Missing the Point — How Primary Care Can Overcome Covid-19 Vaccine ‘Hesitancy.’” Ratzan, S., Schneider, E., Hatch, H., et al. New England Journal of Medicine. May 5, 2021. Available at http://allh.us/Q9wR.

“Landmark Covid Relief Law Pumps More Than $100 Billion Into Public Health.” Findlay, S. Kaiser Health News. March 18, 2021. Available at http://allh.us/tkNC.

“PCDC Testimony: Preserving New York’s Primary Care Safety Net Through COVID-19 and Beyond.” Cohen, L. Primary Care Development Association. February 26, 2021. Available at http://allh.us/GtV8.

“How to Make Health Care Work Better for Everyone: Recommendations from the Commonwealth Fund Task Force on Payment and Delivery System Reform.” Abrams, M., Blumenthal, D., Lewis, C. The Commonwealth Fund. January 26, 2021. Available at http://allh.us/AgNG.

“American COVID-19 Vaccine Poll.” African American Research Collaborative and The Commonwealth Fund. 2021. Available at http://allh.us/QwWT.

“Sustaining Primary Care Teams in the Midst of a Pandemic.” Sullivan, E., Phillips, R. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research. December 28, 2020. Available at http://allh.us/hTtE.

“Private Video Consultation Services and the Future of Primary Care.” Salisbury, C., Quigley, A., Hex, N., et al.  Journal of Medical Internet Research. October 1, 2020. Available at http://allh.us/4dm9.

“Health Care for All: A Framework for Moving to a Primary Care-Based Health Care System in the United States.” American Academy of Family Physicians. December 2019. Available at http://allh.us/gaCD.

“How To Close the Gaps in Care Coordination.” Rosenfeld, J. Medical Economics. June 13, 2019. Available at http://allh.us/E43t.

“Bringing Competitive Direct Primary Care to Medicare.” Capretta, J. American Enterprise Institute. February 25, 2019. Available at http://allh.us/4HFy.

“How Sharing Data Digitally Benefits Health.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. July 2018. Available at http://allh.us/KC4N.

“Organizational Factors Influencing Successful Primary Care and Public Health Collaboration.” Valaitis, R., Meagher-Stewart, D., Martin-Misener, R., et al. BMC Health Services Research. June 7, 2018. Available at http://allh.us/j8n9.

“‘Direct Care’ Could Help Ease Medical Costs.” Singer, J. Cato Institute. September 29, 2017. Available at http://allh.us/fGxm.

“Strengthening Public Health as the Foundation of the Health System and First Line of Defense.” Commission on a Global Health Risk Framework for the Future and National Academy of Medicine. May 16, 2016. Available at http://allh.us/7dAX.

“Access to Primary Care.” Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. 2014. Available at http://allh.us/7bkA.


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