Community Health, and Practice Redesign
It's been an honor to serve as the editor of Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. This issue and the next issue are the last issues I will edit. In the next issue, I will highlight the transition plans for the new editors who will be taking over.
My abiding concerns continue to be community health in its broadest framework—both from a US and international perspective. I've tried to reflect that in the type of people we've attracted to the editorial board together with the journal articles that we've actively solicited.
In the rest of this issue, Wright and colleagues and, separately, Davlyatov and colleagues examine separately Medicaid issues pertaining to community health centers.
McVeigh, O'Shea, and Quigley in their separate articles examine issues of practice redesign in primary care.
Shuttner examines a critical part of primary care—high-risk case management—one of the most challenging issues I deal with on a daily basis.
Averill examines the overarching national issue impact of socioeconomic status on delivery system effectiveness.
Finally, as the COVID-19 pandemic is by no means over, Kern and colleagues examine issues of vaccine hesitancy in minority populations, with a particular focus on trust in primary care physicians. This is an issue I've largely been able to address—but by no means completely. Tuskegee and other abuses by the government are indelible.
—Norbert I. Goldfield, MD