Australia visit to Denver
Taken at The Family Practice in Colorado Springs: Standing (left to right): Simon Wilcock, Leah Goetz (HealthTeamWorks), Tim Perry, Carlee Rosen (HealthTeamWorks), Jane Assange, Michael Fasher, Heidi Haith (The Family Practice), Kristin Martin (The Family Practice), Penny Abbott, Natalie Cochrane, Denise Whitehead, Paresh Dawda, Kiril Goring-Siebert, Kiril Goring-Siebert.​

 

HealthTeamWorks was honored to host 10 physicians and practice managers in June visiting from Australia. WentWest, the Western Sydney primary health network, sends a contingent each year to visit advanced primary care practices around the world. The purpose is to learn from and engage practitioners actively working to increase quality, access and population health.

WentWest provides support and education to primary care providers and works with key partners to advance patient-centered primary care in the region. It partners with providers in both the health and hospital sectors, consumers and the community in improvement activities. The focus of the 2019 trip to the U.S. was on high-functioning integrated primary care practices that are Primary Care Medical Home certified.

HealthTeamWorks supports practices in practice transformation efforts to enable integrated care. Three Colorado practices opened their doors to share their experience with the Australian visitors.

HealthTeamWorks’ Chief Medical Officer David Ehrenberger, Program Manager Carlee Rosen and Practice Facilitator Leah Goetz accompanied the group. Our grateful thanks to the practices that generously shared their time and engaged in this international learning experience: St. Anthony North Family Medicine, a residency program in Denver; The Family Practice in Colorado Springs; and the Developmental Disabilities Health Center, also in Colorado Springs.