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Commonwealth Fund - Remaking Primary Care for Women: The Path Forward
Primary health care has a vital role to play in women’s health throughout all stages of life. But as the COVID-19 pandemic has made apparent, the primary care system in the U.S. often fails to meet the full range of women’s health care needs.

Primary health care has a vital role to play in women’s health throughout all stages of life. But as the COVID-19 pandemic has made apparent, the primary care system in the U.S. often fails to meet the full range of women’s health care needs.

In a two-part series, experts from the Commonwealth Fund and Manatt Health present a vision for achieving the kind of primary care that women in America want and need. In the
first report, the authors highlight gaps in the system — especially for women of color — and discuss barriers to change. They also present a framework for achieving a primary care system that can meet the needs of women throughout their life course, one that delivers comprehensive, sex-specific, sex-aware, and gender-sensitive care.

In the 
second report
, the authors recommend steps that policymakers, payers, entrepreneurs, clinical leaders, and investors can take in the next decade to achieve this vision — from better preparing primary care providers to deliver comprehensive care to expanding coverage of postpartum care and access to telemedicine.