Access Transformed: Building a Primary Care Workforce for the 21st Century <http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=25828355&msgid=315999&act=0YK G&c=269462&admin=0&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nachc.com%2Fclient%2Fdoc uments%2FACCESS%2520Transformed%2520full%2520report.PDF> National Association of Community Health Centers - August 2008 Available online PDF [40p.] at: http://www.nachc.com/client/documents/ACCESS%20Transformed%20full%20repo rt.PDF <http://www.nachc.com/client/documents/ACCESS%20Transformed%20full%20rep ort.PDF> ".....Pressure to reform the U.S. health care system is mounting in the face of growing numbers of uninsured individuals, widening health care disparities, and the rising cost of care - factors that fuel increasingly restricted access to needed health care for millions of people. Yet the success of any health reform effort will entail more than achieving universal insurance coverage; it must include a robust and evenly distributed primary care workforce, along with adequate safety net infrastructure and financing for those who are medically underserved. The national trend so far indicates we are not only falling short of that goal, but retreating from it. Indeed, what we face is a crisis of distribution in terms of the primary care workforce to meet local health needs. In short, there are not enough doctors, nurses, and other primary care professionals in the communities where they are most needed. The current supply of primary care professionals is already being outpaced by rising demand, and our national health care system is notorious for providing America's most vulnerable and chronically ill limited access to primary health care...." Press Release: http://www.nachc.com/pressrelease-detail.cfm?pressreleaseID=304 <http://www.nachc.com/pressrelease-detail.cfm?pressreleaseID=304> You can now listen to the audio news conference <http://www.fenton.com/nachc081108/7NACHC%20081108.mp3> on the report, ACCESS TRANSFORMED: Building a Primary Care Workforce for the 21st Century. The report was issued by NACHC, George Washington University, and the Robert Graham Center. * * * * This message from the Pan American Health Organization, PAHO/WHO, is part of an effort to disseminate information Related to: Equity; Health inequality; Socioeconomic inequality in health; Socioeconomic health differentials; Gender; Violence; Poverty; Health Economics; Health Legislation; Ethnicity; Ethics; Information Technology - Virtual libraries; Research & Science issues. [DD/ KMC Area] "Materials provided in this electronic list are provided "as is". Unless expressly stated otherwise, the findings and interpretations included in the Materials are those of the authors and not necessarily of The Pan American Health Organization PAHO/WHO or its country members". ------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------------ PAHO/WHO Website: http://www.paho.org <http://www.paho.org/> EQUITY List - Archives - Join/remove: http://listserv.paho.org/Archives/equidad.html <http://listserv.paho.org/Archives/equidad.html> IMPORTANT: This transmission is for use by the intended recipient and it may contain privileged, proprietary or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient or a person responsible for delivering this transmission to the intended recipient, you may not disclose, copy or distribute this transmission or take any action in reliance on it. If you received this transmission in error, please notify us immediately by email to [log in to unmask], and please dispose of and delete this transmission. Thank you.