Education + Tools + Advocacy
The DPCA is in its infancy but has big plans for the future. Our team of volunteer DPC physicians is working hard to create a host of resources to benefit our members and the DPC movement. Read below about our plans for member resources.
As we grow, development of our resources will be led by our members' needs. If you are a DPC physician or aspiring to be one, how could the Alliance help you? No, really, we want to know! Fill out our quick survey so we can get an idea of how we can best serve you.
The Alliance steadfastly supports the physician-to-physician mentorship model that has given rise to this grassroots movement. This will continue to be backbone of growing the DPC movement. The Alliance will support existing forums and explore the creation of new mentoring mediums.
The DPC Alliance serves as a clearinghouse for best practices and information for all things related to starting and operating a Direct Primary Care practice. Our educational materials will encompass all facets of professional, practice and business development.
We are in the infancy of developing educational resources but we will be rolling out a number of initiatives as they're ready. Stay tuned for:
- BEST PRACTICES IN DPC: STARTING A PRACTICE
- BEST PRACTICES IN DPC: GROWTH
- RESIDENT AND MEDICAL STUDENT EDUCATION
- DPC LIVE: UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND DPC
- WHAT IS DPC? EDUCATING OUR PATIENTS AND THE PUBLIC
The Alliance will provide its members an assortment of special discounts on good and services that are needed to run their unique practices. These programs will allow DPC practices to cut operating costs and do what they do best: provide affordable care to their patients.
The DPC community is leading the charge for fair and transparent pricing in healthcare. We do that inherently in our own DPC clinics, but to help our patients, have also pushed for transparency among other providers across the health care system. To further that effort, the Alliance will support initiatives that help DPC clinics advance transparency of pricing in local markets and nationwide.
While our main focus is on empowering DPC clinics to be successful, we will also grow awareness and understanding of the DPC model more broadly. To help guide the DPC movement, the Alliance will curate relationships with the media, academic institutions, and other professional organizations.
The growth of the Direct Primary Care model will have far reaching impacts on our health care system. Scaling it will necessarily force changes to many aspects of the status quo. The Alliance will be on guard to protect the principles and interests of independent DPC practices.
While many health care policies and regulations have an impact on the DPC model, the Alliance is explicitly not a lobbying or political organization.
We'll update this space as more things become live.