October 4-10, 2019
National Primary Care Week (NPCW) is a celebration of the contributions that primary care work makes toward the health of the nation. NPCW aims to introduce health professions students to the importance of community-responsive primary care, encourage their collaboration as members of future primary health care teams, and to work to reduce problems in healthcare access experienced by underserved populations. The national event is a collaborative effort by student volunteers, the Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) and the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
NPCW participants are from the UConn Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dental Medicine and Social Work as well as Quinnipiac University Physician Assistant Program. The NPCW events scheduled for 2019 include a multi-campus Interprofessional Education (IPE) Deans’ Afternoon, a primary care banquet, a lunch and learn and several community-based clinical outreach activities throughout the week. These educational efforts expose future health care providers to the diversity and importance of primary care and the altruism and caring that are part and parcel of the health professions.
Schedule of Events:
- IPE Deans' Afternoon: October 4, 2019
- "Brushing Bunny" health education outreach activity: October 5, 2019
- Parker Memorial Community Center Health Fair: October 5, 2019
- Primary Care Week Banquet: October 7, 2019
- Primary Care Progress Mentoring Luncheon: October 8, 2019
- South Park Inn Medical Clinic: October 8, 2019
- UConn Migrant Farm Worker Clinic: October 9, 2019
- South Park Inn Medical Clinic: October 9, 2019
- FMIG Hands-on Derm Night, “Scalpel and Sutures”: October 10, 2019