National Primary Care Week

National Primary Care Week

We Are Not Yet Equal: Primary Care Advocacy for Underserved and Marginalized Communities

October 6-10, 2014

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. NPCW’s goal is to engage physicians-in-training, students across the health care spectrum, and the general population on the indispensable role of primary care in our health care system.

How can you participate?

  1. During NPCW, participate in national webinars held Monday, October 6 through Friday, October 10, 2014. Organize a lunch lecture at your campus to participate virtually in the webinar. Topics, speakers, and schedule of webinars will be available shortly.
  2. Plan a movie matinee. Videos can generate awareness about communities with limited access to primary care and will also educate those who are interested in working in Health Professional Shortage Areas.
  3. Organize a health fair on your campus or in your communityduring NPCW. Provide information on food and nutrition, health promotion, and disease prevention.
  4. Set up a photo booth on your school campus during NPCW. A primary care photo booth provides a fun, but also impactful message about why students, clinicians, and primary care supporters are passionate about the field.
  5. 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.
  6. Collaborate with local ambassadors from National Health Service Corps to participate in National Corps Community Day events during NPCW. Find an event near you.
  7. Come up with your own project/event. AMSA has put together tools and resources to help you put together a rock solid NPCW!

2014 NPCW Schedule

2014 NPCW Webinar Archives

2013 NPCW Webinar Archives

View the Recordings

  • Current Crisis in Primary Care
  • Vitality of Primary Care
  • Professionalism in Primary Care
  • Fighting Student Debt
  • National Corps and Primary Care
  • Choose Primary Care!