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Time to Invest in Primary Care Research: Findings from an Independent Congressionally Mandated Study

This webinar presentation is a briefing for Congressional staff presenting findings from an independent Congressionally mandated study on primary care and health services research performed by the Rand Corporation. Jointly co-sponsored by CAFM, SGIM, ABFM, and PCC. Dr. Peter Mendel presented his findings and other speakers addressed additional key points including:

  • The uniqueness of primary care research (PCR),
  • Identification of gaps in PCR,
  • How PCR has been consistently underfunded over the years, and
  • The need to invest $5 million right now in AHRQ’s Center for Primary Care Research


Tricia Elliott, MD

President, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM)

John M. (Jack) Westfall, MD, MPH

President, North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG)

Peter Mendel, PhD

Senior Sociologist, Rand Corporation

Jean S. Kutner, MD, MSPH

President, Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM)

Andrew Bazemore, MD, MPH

Senior Vice President of Research and Policy, American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM)

Ann Greiner, MCP

President and Chief Executive Officer, Primary Care Collaborative (PCC)