Our Expertise: Organizational Capacity and Experience

PGPCSC is uniquely positioned to play a catalytic role in the global effort to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030. Building on the global movement and commitment to bolster primary health care (PHC) is critical this to effort, and to improving health outcomes worldwide.

Developing New Partnership Models and Scaling PHC Innovations
Our team believes in partnerships that foster a community of innovation and a culture of support for creative minds. We collaborate with a strong network of innovators and entrepreneurs and leverage those relationships to bring resources to innovators globally. Our experience also involves collaborating to influence policies, implementation and research. Our team members and program affiliates are advisers on national and international guideline committees.

Inspiring and Training Future PHC Leaders
Highly functional health systems of the future need to start training leaders today. In collaboration with partners within and outside HMS, we developed curricula that incorporate core skills and leadership training for students and professionals. This work includes training the future innovators and entrepreneurs who will transform healthcare.

Convening and Creating Learning Collaboratives and Community
Utilizing the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Breakthrough Series, a collaborative model for achieving breakthrough improvement, our teams have convened and created communities locally and globally to make strides in primary healthcare delivery and leadership. Our team’s ability to adapt the learning collaborative model to fit the needs of various groups, goals and objectives has proven effective in the implementation of these various projects.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Knowledge Generation
We acknowledge the importance of theory and implementation, and work to monitor, evaluate, and disseminate examples of exemplary practices, systems, models and approaches. Our original research seeks to explore the global demands and promising solutions within primary care and healthcare systems, and covers topics including innovations in primary care, medical education, global health, healthcare delivery models, the role of community health works, payment reform, primary care investment, team-based primary care, practice transformation, and much more.

Response to COVID-19 and the Adapting Primary Healthcare Landscape
Since the pandemic outbreak of COVID-19 our work has adapted to meet the needs of our local and global community. We have created opportunities to look critically at the global response to the pandemic while also planning for the new reality of primary healthcare.


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Are you interested in partnering with the Program in Global Primary Care and Social Change? Submit your information here or reach out to Deanna Belleny: Deanna_Belleny@hms.harvard.edu