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Robert Phillips, Director of Graham Center, Elected to Institute of Medicine

Oct 14, 2010 - Robert Phillips, Jr., M.D., M.S.P.H., director of the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care, was elected a member of the Institute of Medicine, during the IOM’s 40th annual meeting.

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Graham Center Policy One-Pagers Department Collection - American Family Physician

These reports offer succinct summaries of research and perspectives pertinent to family practice advocacy and are produced by the Robert Graham Center: Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care in Washington, DC.

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Graham Center Policy One-Pagers Department Collection - American Family Physician

These reports offer succinct summaries of research and perspectives pertinent to family practice advocacy and are produced by the Robert Graham Center: Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care in Washington, DC.

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Graham Center Projects Increase in Physicians Working in Shortage Areas

Apr 23, 2014 - The AAFP's Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care recently published a one-page policy brief that looked at the projected impact of the Primary Care Residency Expansion program on the number and distribution of new primary care physicians. One key ...

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

http://www.aafp.org/news/education-professional-development/20140423pcreprojections.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Graduates of Teaching Health Centers Are More Likely ...

Nov 15, 2015 - The Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program funds new primary care residencies at community health centers caring for the nation's underserved population. In a national census of third-year family medicine residents, those who trained in teaching health ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1115/p868.html

Large Numbers of NPs, PAs Practice in Subspecialty Fields, Graham Center Study Finds

Aug 20, 2013 - Increasing numbers of nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) are working outside of primary care in subspecialty fields, raising serious questions as to whether NPs and PAs are a solution to the nation's growing shortage of primary care physicians. That's according to ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

http://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20130820np-pa-grahamcenter.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Fewer Americans Report a Personal Physician as Their ...

Dec 15, 2015 - One in five Americans reports no usual source of health care, and the number of Americans reporting that they have a personal relationship with a usual source of care has declined steadily over the past 15 years. Given the positive association between having a usual source of care and ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1215/p1053.html

Gaps in Health Care Safety Net Identifiable Thanks to Graham Center Mapper Program

Aug 27, 2013 - The AAFP's Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care has launched a revamped and expanded version of its online Uniform Data System (UDS) Mapper application, which gives users the ability to identify gaps in the health care safety net and pinpoint ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

http://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20130827udsmapper.html

Physician Care Delivery, Payment Systems Subject of Graham Center Forum

Apr 16, 2014 - Few physicians and probably fewer patients are happy with the fee-for-service payment model for medical care, but a lot of work needs to be done to initiate any kind of change. That's according panelists who spoke during a recent forum on primary care hosted by the Robert Graham Center ...

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

http://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20140416rgcpymntmodels.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Osteopathic Schools Are Producing More Graduates, But ...

Jun 1, 2015 - The expansion of osteopathic medical schools was to be a boon for underserved areas in need of primary care service. However, the impact has thus far been diminished by the decrease in osteopathic graduates engaged in primary care practice. Policy makers and leaders should consider ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0601/p756.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Smaller Practices Are Less Likely to Report PCMH ...

Apr 1, 2015 - Despite efforts to achieve broad transformation of primary care practices into patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs), certification rates have lagged in small and solo practices. The challenges these groups face with the transformation and certification processes should be addressed to...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0401/p440.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Teaching Health Center GME Funding Instability ...

Feb 1, 2015 - The Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program, funded since 2011 and set to expire in 2015, has increased the numbers of primary care physicians and dentists training to care for under-served populations nationwide. Without continued federal funding, most of ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0201/p168.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Accounting for Complexity: Aligning Current Payment ...

Dec 1, 2014 - Family physicians provide care for a wider range of conditions than do most specialists, introducing a high level of complexity into their practice. Historic assumptions associating complexity with the intensity, skill, and training required to accommodate a single task fail to capture ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/1201/p790.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: The Continued Importance of Small Practices in the ...

Aug 15, 2014 - In 2010, as many as 45% of active primary care physicians (PCPs) were practicing at sites with five or fewer physicians. This large cohort of practices faces unique challenges in meeting the increasing demands of practice transformation, payer reporting requirements, and integrated ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0815/od3.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Ecology of Health Care: The Need to Address Low ...

Feb 1, 2014 - Disparities in health and access to health care continue to persist among the American Indian/Alaska Native population, despite federal efforts to call attention to and address these disparities.1 Policy makers should direct resources to ensure that this population has sufficient access...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0201/p217.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Relying on NPs and PAs Does Not Avoid the Need for ...

Aug 15, 2013 - Physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) are often proposed as solutions to the looming shortage of primary care physicians. However, a large and growing number of PAs and NPs now work outside of primary care, which suggests that innovative policy solutions to increase ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0815/p230.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Historic Growth Rates Vary Widely Across the Primary ...

Oct 1, 2013 - Nested within a 40-year trend of specialty-to-population growth outpacing that of primary care is variability in the rate of expansion within the different primary care disciplines. With continued population aging trends, low annual birth rate, and expected health insurance expansion, ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1001/od3.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Unequal Distribution of the U.S. Primary Care ...

Jun 1, 2013 - The United States is facing a primary care physician shortage, but the most pressing problem is uneven distribution, particularly in poor and rural communities. Providing adequate access to care for the nearly 30 million uninsured people living in these communities will require potent ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0601/od1.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Trends in Physician Supply and Population Growth - ...

Apr 1, 2013 - The physician workforce has steadily grown faster than the U.S. population over the past 30 years, context that is often absent in conversations anticipating physician scarcity. Policy makers addressing future physician shortages should also direct resources to ensure specialty and ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0401/od3.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Will Patients Find Diversity in the Medical Home? - ...

Jul 15, 2008 - Mexican Americans and blacks experience disparities in health outcomes relative to white populations. During the past five to 10 years, fewer blacks and Mexican Americans are going to medical school and entering primary care professions. To assure the availability of a patient-centered ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0715/p183.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Health Care Transition Counseling for Youth with ...

Dec 1, 2012 - Youth with special health care needs who receive care within a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) are significantly more likely to receive services for transitioning to adult care. Broader implementation of the PCMH may contribute to wider use of health care transition counseling and ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1201/p1024.html

Graham Center Policy One-Pagers: Comprehensive Medical School Rural Programs Produce ...

Dec 15, 2011 - Health insurance expansion expected from the Affordable Care Act is likely to exacerbate the long-standing and critical shortage of rural and primary care physicians over the next decade. Comprehensive medical school rural programs, from which most graduates ultimately enter primary ...

American Family Physician : Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/1215/p1350.html

Robert Graham Center Unveils Medical School Mapper

Nov 10, 2010 - The AAFP's Robert Graham Center has unveiled a medical school mapping program that allows users to gauge the role of medical schools in promoting and sustaining primary care access within states, regions and localities.

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

http://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20101110medschoolmapper.html

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