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Next Hot Topics Webinar: Integrating Public Health and Primary Care

In the March Hot Topics, representatives from the Northwest Regional Primary Care Association discuss strategies for integrating the public health and primary care systems.

In the March Hot Topics, representatives from the Northwest Regional Primary Care Association discuss strategies for integrating the public health and primary care systems.

March 4, 2013

Professionals in public health and primary care alike value disease prevention and health promotion, but often work disjointedly on these shared goals. Fortunately, momentum is building to integrate public health and primary care at local and national levels. Those involved in this effort have many examples of successful partnerships to guide them.

In the March Hot Topics, members of the Northwest Regional Primary Care Association, Bruce Gray, MPA, and Patrick Luedtke, MD, MPH, will discuss several efforts to better integrate public health and primary care at the local level. Gray will lead off the discussion by sharing key findings from the recent Institute of Medicine report exploring integration and the historic transformations taking place in the healthcare marketplace. Gray and Luedtke will then share opportunities to coordinate funding, build relationships among stakeholders, share data, and co-train the workforce needed for successful integration.

Register today and learn how your community can move toward a more integrated public health-primary care model.

Integrating Public Health and Primary Care: the Path to Improved Community Health

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2013, noon to 1:00 p.m. (PT)

Intended Audiences:

  • Local and state public health practitioners
  • Public health nurses
  • Community and migrant health center staff and board members
  • Health care administrators involved in Accountable Care Organization partnerships

Presenters:

Bruce Gray, MA, has a background in community health at both the federal and regional levels. He started his career with the US Department of Health and Human Services Bureau of Primary Health Care. In Seattle, he worked for Capital Link before becoming the CEO of the Northwest Regional Primary Care Association in 2004.

Patrick Luedtke, MD, MPH, is an internal medicine provider and the director of a federally qualified health center in Lane County, Oregon. He is the current chair of the Oregon Health Officers Caucus and serves as a board member for the Northwest Regional Primary Care Association.

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