National Primary Care Week (NPCW) 2019 will be held October 7 – 11, 2019. The theme for this year is “Primary Care in Action: 20 Years of National Primary Care Week.” 2019 represents the twentieth anniversary of NPCW, and AMSA is taking action! The focus of the week this year is for students and physicians to take action in their communities to elevate the discourse around building the primary care workforce and primary care physicians’ crucial role in preventing disease, eliminating health disparities, and LGBTQ health. The topics for the five days of the week are:
Building the Primary Care Workforce: chapters will have interactive panels to discuss initiatives and federal legislation aimed at expanding and retaining medical students to primary care fields as well as diversity in medicine and student debt
“A Day in the Life” of a Primary Care Doc: tune into AMSA’s social media channels to get an up-close perspective of a primary care doctor’s typical day
Your Primary Care – Getting into Residency: learn tips and strategies for maximizing your chance of matching into a primary care residency!
Health Disparities Day of Action: call on your elected officials to support legislation that reduces the rampant health disparities that plague our health care system, from life expectancy to treatment guidelines.
National Coming Out Day: in collaboration with AMSA’s Gender & Sexuality Action Committee, this day will focus on LGBTQ health at the intersection of primary care.
Be on the lookout for daily questions on AMSA’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages during NPCW 2019, and use the hashtag #NPCW or #NPCW2019 to join the conversation. Questions? Reach out to email@example.com.
Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.