Health – including physical and mental well-being – is an important determinant of overall quality of life.
|Christopher Furey, M.D., is one of 19 primary care physicians accepted, to date, into the Rhode Island Primary Care Educational Loan Repayment Program. The Program was established in 2010 to increase the number of primary care professionals in the state.
Access to quality healthcare
Many Rhode Islanders currently face barriers to quality healthcare; 14.6% of adults did not have health insurance in 2010 (lower than the national average but the highest rate in New England).
People without primary care or health insurance defer care or use hospital emergency rooms in times of crisis, driving up the costs of healthcare for everyone. Rhode Island has tremendous responsibilities and opportunities in implementing new federal reforms.
Improve access to and quality of primary care for all Rhode Islanders.