Primary Care Progress

Primary Care Progress ( is national organization that specializes in energizing primary care communities. PCP chapters form a grassroots network of innovators, educators, trainees and advocates united by a new vision for revitalizing the primary care pipeline through strategic advocacy, curricular reform and innovative media.

We foster student interest in primary care and health systems innovation in several ways:

  • We encourage registration and participation in the national network of PCP at Through their online hub, Primary Care Progress hosts regular webinars and network calls with thought-leaders from across the country on topics of relevance to primary care and health delivery innovation. A recent example includes a conference call with Neil Patel and Andrew Schutzbank of Iora Health, which was featured in the Atul Gawande article, “Hot Spotters.”
  • During the fall of 2012, we piloted an online connector for students interested in learning about health delivery innovations at Duke and in Durham. This pilot included opportunities to shadow faculty in non-clinical settings with Community Care of North Carolina and Project Access of Durham County. This pilot will continue in 2013 and interested students should contact Chris Danford at
  • We partner with other student groups on campus to host events on topics of interest to primary care, such as Accountable Care Organizations, Patient-Centered Medical Homes, and others.

President: Chris Danford, MSIV
Faculty contact: Nancy Weigle, MD