Finding the Sweet Spot: The intersections of primary care delivery transformation, medical education reform and leadership development

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More than 60 million Americans lack access to primary care, and medical educational institutions are not preparing enough health professionals to fill the primary care gap.  Yet primary care is central to the future of healthcare.  It is essential to improving patient and population health while reducing costs. This special event brought together students, faculty and providers from different professions and primary care disciplines to come together to discuss innovation in primary care practice and education and gain a greater understanding of the skills and competencies needed to secure the future of primary care. Co-sponsored by New York Academy of Medicine and Primary Care Progress, with a panel presentation by Crystal Cartwright, ANP-BC, CDE, Clinical Director, WIN for Diabetes, New York Presbyterian Hospital; Paloma Hernandez, MPH, President and CEO, Urban Health Plan; Andrew Racine, MD, PhD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Montefiore Medical Center; and Hal Teitelbaum, MD, JD, MBA, President and CEO, Crystal Run Healthcare.