PRIMARY HEALTH CARE

Equitably strengthening primary health care for patients and communities, especially the most vulnerable

Our Primary Health Care team is focused on strengthening primary health care globally so every person and community can obtain the care they deserve. We have developed partnerships in more than 40 countries — including Estonia, Costa Rica, Rwanda, and Ghana — to influence the equitable organization and delivery of frontline, primary health care services and produce better outcomes for patients and communities, particularly vulnerable ones. Our team of experts leverage their experience in primary care, population health, global health systems and measurement to develop global tools to define, measure, track, and ultimately improve primary health care.

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Vital Signs Profiles

The Vital Signs Profiles are a measurement tool that policymakers, donors, advocates and citizens can use to better understand, and ultimately improve, primary health care.

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Our Projects

Nurse taking a patient's blood pressure.
PRIMARY HEALTH CARE PERFORMANCE INITIATIVE

PHCPI focuses on global primary health care and includes Vital Signs Profiles and the Primary Health Care Progression Model.

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A doctor with two children in Africa.
PRIMARY HEALTH CARE RESEARCH CONSORTIUM

The PHC program at Ariadne Labs helped to launch the Primary Health Care Research Consortium.

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Two female pharmacists taking stock of supplies.
ENHANCED CARE MANAGEMENT

Proactive care management for high-risk patients.

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Elderly woman making video call with her doctor from home.
CROSSWALK TELEHEALTH

Crosswalk Telehealth identifies telehealth best practices.

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The Challenge

Primary health care is the foundation of resilient, responsive health systems for healthy populations. However, nearly all countries have gaps in delivering high-quality primary health care. Across the globe, primary health care tends to be fragmented, ineffective, underfunded, and focused on treating diseases rather than holistically caring for communities and people. These gaps contribute to poor health outcomes, particularly for the most vulnerable, and health systems that are inefficient and unresponsive to the needs of the population.

Our Strategy

Via worldwide partnerships, Ariadne Labs is advancing the dialogue on primary health care, developing new measurement tools, and improving equitable service delivery and the patient experience. Our core strategy includes:

Catalyzing research around better measurement and improvement of equitable primary health care

Developing new metrics and global measurement tools

Supporting partners to strengthen service delivery with contextually-appropriate improvement strategies

Our Impact & Influence

 
40+
government partnerships in measuring and improving primary health care established
 
60+
publications and knowledge products authored in 2020

Partners

Partnerships play a key role in our efforts to improve primary health care globally and further Ariadne Labs’  mission of reducing suffering and saving lives. Learn about our current partners and opportunities to partner with us.