Primary Care

Project Title

Activating New York’s Consumer Advocates on Primary Care Policies

Grant Amount


Priority Area

Primary Care

Date Awarded

March 8, 2024





In Progress


Historically, primary care has not been a core focus for consumer advocates in New York, but the landscape is changing.

Consumer advocates’ priorities are gradually moving toward those that align with NYHealth’s strategies to expand access to primary care and advance racial health equity. In 2024, NYHealth awarded Health Care for All New York (HCFANY) a grant to develop and implement a new consumer advocacy agenda focused on primary care.

Under this grant, HCFANY will focus on three core policy areas: expanded coverage, enhanced affordability, and improved accessibility of primary care services. Advocates will also explore opportunities to advance policies focused on rebalancing health care spending toward primary care, transforming the health care payment and delivery system to prioritize primary care, and strengthening the primary care workforce. HCFANY will educate and activate consumer advocates on primary care issues and use policy research and analysis; communications; grasstops leader mobilization; and administrative policy advocacy to advance its efforts.