October 7-11, 2013
Step Up to Primary Care
National Primary Care Week is an annual event to highlight the importance of primary care and bring health care professionals together to discuss and learn about generalist and interdisciplinary health care, particularly its impact on and importance to underserved populations. This year's theme, “Step Up to Primary Care” focuses on the importance of interdiscliplinary education and professionalism in primary care, and the critical need for advocacy and health policy reform to address disparities in health care access and outcomes, pertaining to race, gender, sexuality, and socio-economic factors. NPCW’s goal is to engage physicians-in-training, students across the health care spectrum, and the general population on the indispensible role of primary care in our health care system.
How can you participate?
Ideas for programming are included below for your consideration.
During NPCW, participate in national webinars held Monday, October 7 through Friday, October 11, 2013. Organize a lunch lecture at your campus to participate virtually in the webinar. Topics, speakers, and schedule of webinars will be available shortly.
Organize a health fair on your campus or in your community during NPCW. Provide information on food and nutrition, health promotion, and disease prevention.
Create your own event at your school, using the Programming Menu displayed below or Events in a Box offered by National Health Service Corps. These are some great events to plan and topics to discuss with your fellow classmates in relation to primary care.
Collaborate with local ambassadors from National Health Service Corps to participate in National Corps Community Day events during NPCW. See a list of events near you.
Come up with your own project/event. AMSA has put together tools and resources to help you put together a rock solid NPCW!
NPCW dates not working for your school? Shift the dates to accommodate your schedule. Feel free to continue using AMSA materials or to reach out for any support you may need.