Healthcare Innovation June 28, 2022
Janette Wider

The initiative, launched in September of 2021, focuses on access to high-quality primary healthcare—the public comment period opened on June 27 and will be open for 36 days through August 1.

On June 27, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced via a press release that it is seeking public comment on its “Initiative to Strengthen Primary Health Care.”

The release states that “Access to high-quality primary healthcare has been shown to improve health equity and health outcomes, and is essential for addressing key priorities, including: the COVID-19 pandemic; mental and substance use disorder prevention and care; prevention and management of chronic conditions; addressing the impact of gender-based violence; and maternal and child health and well-being.”

That said, “Unfortunately, our...

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