Emory Primary Care Consortium
Emory University’s Primary Care Consortium was created in response to the nationwide shortage of primary care physicians and the excessive cost of healthcare in the United States. Research shows that communities with stronger established primary care availability have better health outcomes at a lower cost.
The consortium aims to:
- Promote a positive, diverse culture of collaboration and engagement that supports high value and quality patient-centered primary care, discovery, and innovation.
- Serve as a resource and a bridge between Emory Healthcare (including Emory Specialty Associates, the Emory Clinic, and the Emory Healthcare Network), Emory University School of Medicine, Emory’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Rollins School of Public Health, and the Atlanta VA Medical Center supporting primary care across the departments, schools, health systems, and communities.
- Support the growth of high-functioning, interdisciplinary teams and rewards the contributions of Emory's Primary Care faculty through promotion support.
- Enhance the pipeline of new primary care providers by supporting student-led interest groups such as Primary Care Progress, the Internal Medicine Interest Group, and the Family Medicine Interest Group and programs like #ProudtobeGIM program, which provides general internal medicine faculty with tools to encourage their students to become primary care providers.
- Engage the primary care community by sponsoring campus visits by leading primary care visionaries such as Andrew Morris-Singer and Tom Bodenheimer.