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Director's Message

The Center for Primary Care Innovation brings together faculty and others working in family medicine, general pediatrics, general internal medicine and additional related fields. These three primary care disciplines share a common orientation toward the care for the whole person. Having access to robust primary care has been shown to have a major positive impact on the health and well-being of communities. Advancing the practice of primary care and helping to prepare the future primary care workforce will be essential to reaping the full potential benefit that 21st-century medical knowledge has made possible.

Center faculty aim to advance primary care on multiple fronts. They directly educate trainees and develop new educational approaches to prepare the future generation of primary care clinicians. Through scientific discovery, our affiliated investigators are exploring ways to improve the quality of care delivered in primary care settings, advance population health, improve patient safety, test new uses of technology and reduce health disparities. In practice, the center works with affiliated health systems to advance the delivery of excellent, high-quality, patient-focused primary care.

The Center for Primary Care Innovation works to strengthen, improve and transform primary care through education, research and clinical innovation. Our goals are to attract talented Northwestern trainees to primary care, test innovative ways to improve care delivery and to promote the adoption of innovative best practices.

Stephen Persell, MD, MPH
Director, Center for Primary Care Innovation
Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics