The Johns Hopkins Primary Care Policy Center (PCPC) was established in October 1996 with funding from the federal Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC).
The BPHC supports the PCPC to conduct short-term policy and long-term applied policy research that can help inform public policymaking in health care.
The Center combines the research base of the University with the practical experience of faculty, staff, consultants and students.
The PCPC engages in research, analysis and education concerning the organization, financing, and mode of delivery for health care, particularly to underserved and vulnerable populations.
The PCPC was founded by Barbara Starfield, MD, MPH, and Leiyu Shi, DrPH; Dr. Shi is the director of the PCPC.