Primary Care: The Foundation for a High-Performance Rural Health Care System

This paper will review elements of a robust rural primary care system, including development and maintenance of a high performance rural primary care system and workforce as well as policy considerations and opportunities that address the sustainability of rural primary care.

Written by Keith J. Mueller (PhD), Charlie Alfero (MA), Andrew F. Coburn (PhD), Jennifer P. Lundblad (PhD, MBA), A. Clinton MacKinney (MD, MS), Timothy D. McBride (PhD), and Erin M. Mobley (MPH), the Rural Policy Research Institute Health Panel in July 2018. This report was produced with the support of the Helmsley Charitable Trust.