Community Health Centers: the Prescription for Healthy Living

Categories: Client Spotlight, Investment

HealthCore Clinic, Wichita, KS As a community development financial institution that fosters primary care expansion and transformation in low-income communities, the Primary Care Development Corporation’s (PCDC) interests go beyond typical loan financing. When evaluating projects, we actively help providers explore and execute innovative strategies to promote population health. Although this frequently means expansion and/or integration …

Read More

PCDC Marks 200th Patient-Centered Medical Home

Categories: Capacity Building, Client Spotlight, Press Release

New York, N.Y., March 29, 2016 – Thanks to expert assistance and coaching from the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC), 200 primary care practices have now achieved National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) patient-centered medical home (PCMH) recognition. In the PCMH model, primary care practices are responsible for providing and coordinating high-quality, patient-centered care for …

Read More

Helping Practices Become Patient-Centered Medical Homes

Categories: Client Spotlight

Among New York communities, Hempstead, on Long Island, has a relatively high poverty rate, 38 percent higher than the average for the state. As is often the case, this has led to a large population of people and families who are utilizing state-based assistance plans such as Medicaid to cover their medical expenses. For practices …

Read More

Transforming Primary Care in the Big Easy

Categories: Client Spotlight

Before Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, New Orleans already had some of the worst health care statistics in the country, with high rates of infant mortality and chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes and HIV/AIDS. The hurricane shattered New Orleans’ already weak safety net, forcing clinics and hospitals to close, and dislocating some 4,500 physicians. …

Read More

After Hospital’s Fall, a Health Center Grows in Harlem

Categories: Client Spotlight, Investment

When North General Hospital went bankrupt in 2010, it could have been a devastating blow to the Harlem community. But, thanks to the rapid response by the entrepreneurial Institute for Family Health (IFH) and PCDC’s New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) program, Harlem now has a vibrant 37,000 square foot health center instead of a vacant …

Read More