Centering on primary care and equity

Arlene S. Bierman, MD, MS, of the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality discusses the need for centering on primary care and improving health equity.

Arlene S. Bierman, MD, MS, is director of the Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement in the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She also is a general internist, geriatrician and researcher.

In this video segment, Bierman says centering on primary care as the foundation of health care in the United States will be a big change, but could have a huge impact. Researchers also must consider health equity and guard against widening inequities while focusing on health care in communities.