The Primary Health Care Foundation is a practice-based initiative. Its founder, Prof. Dr. Jochen Gensichen, has devoted himself to family medicine heart and soul, and as a qualified expert he is very well acquainted with the structures – and the problems – of primary care. The Foundation sees itself as the mouthpiece and advocate of this discipline.
As a low-threshold and local provider of medical services, the family practice generally enjoys the confidence of patients and is at the heart of family medicine. It is here that most patients are treated, and, by nature, here that the findings of specialists are reviewed. It is also in the family practice that questions relating to general health and lifestyle are dealt with.
By means of quality-assured research and participation in the interest groups that influence health policy, The Primary Health Care Foundation is devoted to improving patient-oriented family medical care on a sustainable basis.