By the early 1990s, New York City’s primary care landscape was bleak, with overcrowded health centers and limited primary care in poor and minority communities. Traditional banks were wary of lending money to practices that lacked solid financial footing. These and other factors imperiled public health.
With an initial $17 million from the City, the Primary Care Development Corporation was created with a specific purpose: to finance these facilities and bring culturally competent, high-quality care to underserved communities.
Today PCDC applies its expertise nationally in all aspects of primary care, from financing to delivery, to find new and innovative ways to make the system better.