Primary Care Access Helped Reduce Risk of COVID-19 Infection, Death

Counties with greater primary care access, more robust public health and fewer social vulnerabilities had fewer COVID-19 infections and deaths, according to a report from the Primary Care Collaborative (PCC) and Robert Graham Center. “As we emerge from the current pandemic and re-imagine and rebuild primary care, we also need to look at other factors, such as investment in public health and community-based services,” PCC President and CEO Ann Greiner said in a statement. “It is beyond time for us all to reach beyond our silos and join forces to address the widening health inequities that the pandemic laid bare.”