- About Us
- Capital Investment
- Performance Improvement
- Thought Leadership
PCDC was founded in 1993 to fix a major health systems problem - a critical lack of access to primary care physicians and services in New York City's underserved communities. With tax exempt bond financing from the City of New York and startup funding from a group of private foundations, we began offering low-cost loans to New York City providers in low-income communities. Our capital investment program has since expanded throughout New York State and offers a variety of loan products to help build, renovate and expand primary care facilities. The program has leveraged a total investment of $457 million for more than 100 primary care capital projects.
Recognizing that efficient use of existing resources are crucial to sustainable primary care, we began helping practices improve operations and maximize capacity and staff to deliver excellent primary care. Our performance improvement programs help providers reduce patient wait-times, adopt electronic medical records, coordinate care, communicate effectively with patients, and operate with sound business practices. To date, PCDC has assisted over 900 healthcare organizations throughout the United States deliver this model of sustainable, patient-centered primary care.
As policymakers began struggled with skyrocketing healthcare costs, we began policy efforts to enhance public investment in primary care. We co-founded the New York State Primary Care Coalition, work closely with policymakers to develop sound primary care policies, and raises awareness for key primary care issues through effective research and advocacy.
The PCDC business model maintains a mission-driven approach that values measurable impact, system change and sustainability. We recognize that as the demand for primary care drastically increases nationwide, our three tiered approach- financing, technical assistance and advocacy- offers a unique and replicable model for primary care development in communities throughout the U.S.