Where the Sidewalk Ends and the Promise of Primary Care Begins
Rebecca Etz, Ph.D.
Rebecca Etz, Ph.D. is a cultural anthropologist, Co-Director of the Larry A. Green Center of Advancement of Primary Health Care for the Public Good, and an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Population Health at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Dr. Etz has expertise in qualitative research methods and design, primary care measures, theory of family medicine and primary care, practice transformation, and engagement of stakeholders. She has spent the last ten years developing deep national relationships working with practices and policy makers on primary care related measurement, professionalism and vision.
Lecture: Now twenty months into the COVID-19 pandemic, we have all learned how fragile the primary care platform is, and how silently heroic are the people who work there. This presentation will share the experience of primary care nationally, and in Oregon. It will expose the vulnerabilities of a platform anemically supported by federal grants and programs. It will celebrate the social contract that serves as the bedrock of its foundation.
The Laurel Case Visiting Professor spends several days as a guest of our department, interacting with clinical faculty, research team and residents of our discipline and other departments.
Laurel G. Case, M.D. was the founding chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at OHSU, leaving a 16 year private practice in the Medford, OR in 1971 when requested to accept the leadership of Family Medicine education in Oregon.
Rebecca Etz, Ph.D.
Co-Director of the Larry A. Green Center of Advancement of Primary Health Care for the Public Good and Professor of Family Medicine and Population Health at Virginia Commonwealth University
Laurel Case Lecture: Where the Sidewalk Ends and the Promise of Primary Care Begins
Rachel Hardeman, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Tenured Associate Professor, Reproductive Health Equity Researcher, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health
Eliseo Perez-Stable, M.D.
Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
Denise Rodgers, M.D.
Vice Chancellor, Interprofessional Programs; Director, Urban Health and Wellness Institute, Rutgers University
Kevin Grumbach, M.D.
Professor and Chair, University of San Francisco Department of Family Medicine and Community Medicine
Laurel Case Lecture: Preventable Hospitalizations Meet the Social Determinants of Health