Assessing the Effectiveness of Policies to Improve Access to Primary Care for Underserved Populations

Primary care is a critical tool to improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities. However, access to this important source of care is lacking in the United States, especially for many underserved populations. With support from the National Institute for Health Care Reform and in collaboration with Milbank Memorial Fund, CHIR researchers evaluated the effectiveness of various policy initiatives designed to improve primary care access at the federal, state, and local levels. In addition to an assessment of existing literature, researchers published a series of qualitative case studies focused on improving primary care access underserved populations in five locations across the country.

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