March 2019

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Thank you to the CTC Board of Directors!

  • 12 Mar 2019

As we settle into 2019, we want to recognize this past year's members of the CTC Board of Directors for their board service commitment and dedication to primary care transformation. Our new board members are: Barry Fabius, MD; Michael Lichtenstein, MS; Kathleen Mullally, MBA; Deborah Powers, RN, MSN, CCM; and Tinisha Richards. 

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Clinician Well-Being Survey 2019: Improving clinician and care team well-being

  • 12 Mar 2019

CTC and PCMH-Kids programs recognize the importance of clinician (and clinical team) well-being. We are collaborating with the Primary Care Physician Advisory Committee of the RI Department of Health to help develop solutions that will improve clinician well-being. Burnout, stress, and work overload have become a pervasive problem among health care clinicians in the United States.

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In the News: The Providence Journal (op-ed): "Working to improve primary care"

  • 12 Mar 2019

By Matt Collins, MD | February 13, 2019

We at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island read with interest Stanley Bleecker's Jan. 9 letter ("Even doctors can't get doctors in Rhode Island"), in which the writer expressed his frustration trying to find a primary care physician. We know this is a shared experience for Rhode Islanders, and we are working to address it.

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Making Healthcare Accessible for ALL Rhode Islanders

  • 12 Mar 2019

Presented by Warren Alpert Medical School and Accessible Healthcare RI.  Accessibility of physicians' offices, clinics and other health care facilities is essential in providing medical care to people with disabilities. Saturday, March 23 from 7:30am-3:30pm, join other physicians and

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Training Curriculum: Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias

  • 12 Mar 2019

Training for the primary care workforce about dementia, and caring for those affected, is essential. The facts are compelling: currently more than five million Americans live with Alzheimer's disease. Ultimately, one out of every three Americans will die from Alzheimer's disease or another dementia.

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CurrentCare PSA Airs this Month

  • 12 Mar 2019

The first-ever CurrentCare Public Service Announcement began airing during morning and evening news on WLNE (ABC 6), WJAR (NBC 10) and WPRI (CBS/Fox 12) on Monday, February 11, extending for five weeks.

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Rhode Island joining 'Aligning Early Childhood and Medicaid' initiative

  • 29 Mar 2019

The health care system is often the first social sector to connect with the at-risk population of infants in low-income families. With Medicaid covering more than half of all births in many states, and 40 percent of children nationwide, state Medicaid leadership is particularly well-positioned to spur innovations that can improve outcomes for young children and their parents.

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CTC Clinician Well-Being Survey 2019

  • 29 Mar 2019

CTC and PCMH-Kids programs recognize the importance of clinician (and care team) well-being. We are collaborating with the Primary Care Physician Advisory Committee of the RI Department of Health to help develop solutions which will improve provider well-being. Burnout, stress, and work overload have become a pervasive problem among health care providers in the US.

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Help shape the direction of our 2019 Annual Conference!

  • 29 Mar 2019

Each year CTC hosts an Annual Conference that brings together our primary care community and stakeholders to learn about "what matters most" in primary care and promising practices. As we begin our planning process for our Annual Conference this year being held on October 24 at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, we are seeking your input to ensure the program will reflect your needs.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Care Transformation Collaborative is to lead the transformation of primary care in Rhode Island in the context of an integrated health care system; and to improve the quality of care, the patient experience of care, the affordability of care, and the health of the populations we serve.