Welcome to the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative’s Support and Alignment Network (SAN). We are part of the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, a nationwide program to help clinicians transform the way they practice to improve outcomes, reduce costs, and improve health care quality. Our SAN offers training, technical assistance and coaching to help TCPI clinicians engage individuals, families and communities to improve care.
Every person has a different perspective on their own health care, influenced by culture, family situation, age, language and a lot of other factors. To be effective, health care has to address the needs of the person, not just some hypothetical ‘patient.’ Patient or person-centered care means offering health care services to individuals based on their needs, preferences, and circumstances. Person-centered care makes a difference: it makes patients and families feel more welcome, encourages them to participate in their own health as partners, and improves the patient’s experience of care.
The Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative is a nationwide program to help clinicians transform the way they practice to improve outcomes, reduce costs, and improve health care quality. Patient and family engagement is a critical strategy needed achieve these goals. The TCPI is recruiting 140,000 clinicians to participate in practice transformation, and is encouraging each and every one to involve patients and families in a meaningful way.
Patients may not know what to do to be involved in improving health care. Clinicians might not know what steps to take to get started or to improve even further. This website offers tools, training and information to support patients, families, and clinicians in making the transformation to person centered care. Use our resources to learn more about getting started, join our Patient-Family Advisory Council Network (the PFAC Network) to ask questions from your peers, or use our map to identify practices in your area.
Good luck getting started! We encourage TCPI participants to contact us if you have questions or if the PCPCC SAN can provide customized assistance.