Primary Care

Primary Care and Public Health

ASTHO's primary care portfolio examines key areas of the intersection between public health and primary care and addresses the role of states in primary care transformation. This work also supports primary care offices by offering training and technical assistance to state primary care offices, and resources for state health officials on access to care and primary care topics.

Transforming Primary Care and Advancing Population Health

ASTHOBrief: The Rise of Primary Care Transformation: The Role of State Primary Care Offices
This brief highlights state primary care offices and their role in primary care transformation.

ASTHOExperts Blog: The Vital Role of State Primary Care Offices: Ensuring Access to Quality Care
This blog post spotlights Maryland’s role in ensuring access to quality care for communities through the Maryland Total Cost of Care model.

ASTHOExperts Blog: State Policy Approaches to Address Healthcare Workforce Shortages
This blog post describes how states are taking action to address healthcare workforce shortages.

Presentation Slides: Highlight of Transformational Practices in Primary Care
This presentation highlights transformational practices in primary care featuring examples from the ASTHO primary care intensive learning community states.

Healthcare and Public Health Integration

ASTHO and a number of public health, primary care, behavioral health, and human services leaders convene regularly to guide work in this effort across organizations. Keep updated on new resources by visiting the Population Health Forum page.

Visit the Population Health Forum page, featuring success stories and resources »

Primary Care Office Tools and Webinars

A suite of training and technical assistance resources for state primary care office staff. Learn more »

Go to the Primary Care Resources Archive to search entire library of primary care resources.

2013 President’s Challenge: Advance the Reintegration of Public Health and Healthcare

The President's Challenge, To Advance the Reintegration of Public Health and Healthcare, issued by ASTHO President José Montero, MD, MPH, MS (NH) emphasizes the need to take a systems approach to health care transformation to achieve lasting improvements in population health. ASTHO’s Public Health and Healthcare Integration Project will support state health officials (SHOs) and their staff in identifying and sharing successful models for integration and healthcare transformation occurring within their states.

Visit the President's Challenge page »