Maintaining a strong partnership between public health practitioners and primary care providers is a critical piece of keeping the public safe, healthy, and well. ASTHO's primary care portfolio examines key areas of the intersection between public health and primary care and equips state/territorial health departments to maintain a robust healthcare workforce. ASTHO also supports state/territorial primary care offices (PCOs) with training and resources on access to care issues and health workforce recruitment and retention.

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The Rise of Primary Care Transformation—State and Territorial Primary Care Offices Play a Key Role

This brief discusses the roles that PCOs have in addressing primary care transformation.

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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.

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The Impact of Broadband Redlining on Health Equity

This compilation of slides addresses topics such as shortage designations, PCO responsibilities, managing and improving population health, and more.

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