The COVID-19 Pandemic requires multi-disciplinary collaboration. Despite little medical coverage, Primary Care has been at the forefront of the COVID-19 response and recovery. The Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Primary Care uses historic and contemporary data to describe the policy implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on patients, providers, practices, and communities. Dr. Jack Westfall will provide a comprehensive review of Primary Care’s potential for addressing the COVID-19 response and recovery, from a telehealth capacity to preparing for a COVID-19 vaccine, to measuring Primary Care and Public Health collaborations.
1. Participants will be able to describe 3 components of primary care that support COVID-19 response and recovery.
2. Participants will be able to explain the individual and community factors that may increase COVID-19 related deaths of despair.
3. Participants will be able to describe the 3 components necessary for a “community of solution” measurement index.
About the Speaker(s):
Jack Westfall, MD, MPH
Director of the Robert Graham Center
for Policy Studies in Family Medicine
and Primary Care
Jack Westfall, MD, MPH has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.
The Family & Community Medicine Professional Development and Grand Rounds Committee members (Marcy Wiemers, MD, Maria Del Pilar Montañez Villacampa, MD, Christine Song, DO, Nehman Andry, MD, Margaret Finley, MD, Andrew Dinh, DO, Maureen Alvarado, DO, Richel Avery, MD, Inez I. Cruz, PhD, and Nichole Rubio) have no relevant financial relationships to commercial interests to disclose.
The Family & Community Medicine Professional Development and Grand Rounds Committee member Carlos Roberto Jaén, MD has disclosed he receives royalties from General Practice and Family Medicine for being UpToDate Editor-in-Chief.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (1.00 hours), Non-Physician Participation Credit (1.00 hours)
Specialties – Primary Care; Family Medicine
Faculty, residents, other health care providers and staff from our department; physicians and health care providers from San Antonio and South Texas; and medical students in our third-year clerkship and fourth year rotations.
The UT Health Long San Antonio School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Texas Medical Board of Ethics
This presentation meets the Texas Medical Board criteria for formal continuing medical education involving the study of medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.
The Long School of Medicine designates this live activity up to a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Attendance. For information on applicability and acceptance, please consult your professional licensing board.