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Primary Care Workforce Development

To ensure the District’s Primary Care workforce meets DC residents’ need for primary care, DC Health engages in and provides funding, as available, for projects related to developing the Districts primary care workforce, including both clinical and non-clinical fields.

Please contact the Health Care Access Bureau at: (202) 442-9168 with questions regarding primary care workforce development activities.

Supporting the District’s Primary Care Workforce

Summary Report of Stakeholder-Identified Drivers, Promising Practices, and Recommendations for Promoting Wellness and Preventing Burnout [PDF]

Burnout and related factors impacting worker health and wellness (e.g., chronic work-related stress, anxiety, depression, exhaustion) have been widely reported among the healthcare workforce and are also often discussed among the primary drivers of healthcare workforce attrition.

The research literature identifies a wide range of organizational drivers and/or mitigators commonly correlated with burnout, including factors related to organizational culture, climate, and work environment (e.g., leadership, communications, collaboration, safety) and work system factors (e.g., excessive workload, unmanageable work schedules, long work hours, inefficient work processes and environments, administrative and technical burden, and pay).

In late 2022, the DC Department of Health (DC Health) Primary Care Office (PCO) published a request for stakeholder input on opportunities and approaches to support the District’s healthcare workforce, reduce and prevent provider burnout, promote and improve provider health and wellness, and ultimately, increase provider retention in the District.

This report presents a summary of the DC PCO’s findings, including:

  • key drivers of workforce wellness and burnout;
  • promising practices implemented by respondent organizations; and
  • recommendations/opportunities to improve workforce wellness.

Workforce Fact Sheets


Physicians and Surgeons



Service Contact: 
Primary Care Bureau
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
(202) 442-9350
Contact Fax: 
(202) 442-4947
Contact TTY: 
Contact Suite #: 
3rd Floor
Office Hours: 
Monday through Friday 8:15 am – 4:45 pm
Service Location: 

Health, Department of

GIS Address: 
2201 Shannon Place SE