National Primary Care Week


October 8-12, 2012 is designated National Primary Care Week which is a celebration of Primary Care medicine and an opportunity to raise awareness of how important it is for the United States. Our friends at Primary Care Progress have a great webpage with great information.

Something very cool that they have on their website is a page called "Voices of Primary Care" where primary care advocates show their support by taking a picture with a sign called "Primary Care Is..." I think this is fun, yet informational, and entertaining way to share their story. In the pic above, my sign says, "Primary Care is Hi-Tech AND High Touch..."

I have a lot of friends on what we call the Family Medicine Revolution, or #FMRevolution on twitter. I'm issuing a fun little challenge to #FMRevolution to jump on board for this year's National Primary Care Week by taking a pic saying why Primary Care and Family Medicine is important to you. Click on this link for more information and how to download your own sign.

Whether you're a medical student, resident, physician, patient, or anyone else out there, have a lot of fun with this. Be creative. And, most importantly, let your voice be heard for National Primary Care Week!