Latest PCDC News

PCDC Report: Many NYC Areas Most Affected by COVID-19 Have Low Primary Care Access

Categories: Analytics, PCDC News, Press Release
NEW YORK, NY – People in lower-income and communities of color in New York City will have a tougher road back to health after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, according to a new report issued by the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC). Points on Care: The Intersection of COVID-19 and Chronic Disease in New York City compares …

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HRSA Loan Guarantee Program: Unlocking Financing for Health Centers

Categories: Investment
Community health centers provide quality primary care to over 29 million Americans, regardless of ability to pay. Over 1,400 health centers operate more than 12,000 service delivery sites nationwide, many of which are the only health care options available for low-income populations. Continued financing for primary care — especially in rural and urban underinvested communities …

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PCDC Awarded Contract for HRSA Health Center Facility Loan Guarantee Program

Categories: Investment, PCDC News, Press Release
The Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) announced it has been re-designated as the Lender Coordinator for the Health Resources & Services Administration’s (HRSA) Health Center Facility Loan Guarantee Program (LGP), which can guarantee more than $880 million in new loans to health centers. The Loan Guarantee Program facilitates access to capital funding by guaranteeing up …

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How to Talk to Patients About COVID-19

Categories: Technical Assistance
Many people are worried about how COVID-19 will impact their lives and their health. It is an anxious time for us all. However, by providing your patients with accurate information and support, they will be better prepared to take care of themselves during this pandemic. Following are simple steps to guide your conversations with patients …

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PCDC Marks 800th Patient-Centered Medical Home

Categories: Technical Assistance
Deborah Johnson Ingram
Through PCDC’s assistance, 800 primary care practice sites have achieved National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition — 77 percent of them just in the last 18 months.  The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model improves care by transforming how primary care is organized and delivered. Through a team-based approach, PCMH ensures that patients receive appropriate care when they need it, with emphasis on respect, dignity, …

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