Advocacy

PCDC supports policies at the federal, state, and local level that promote health equity by expanding and ensuring access to quality primary care.

What we support

Policy Priorities

We support policy initiatives that promote health equity by expanding and ensuring access to quality primary care for communities with the greatest need.

State Policy

State policymakers have a significant role to play in strengthening and supporting primary care through legislation and regulations. We support policies in New York State and across the country at the state level that promote health equity by expanding and ensuring access to quality primary care.

Federal Policy

We engage with lawmakers and regulators at the federal level of government to advocate for policies that expand access to high-quality primary care.

Our Team

Meet the Whole Team

Our team includes policy experts, researchers, and communications specialists who conduct analysis and drive and support policies that increase investment and prioritize equity in primary care access, quality, and funding.

Louise Cohen, MPH

Jordan Goldberg, JD

Cynthia Summers, DrPH, MPH

Joe Telano

Resources

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January 26, 2024

New York State Senate Bill 1197B/New York State Assembly Bill 8592 Fact Sheet

Tip Sheets & Guides

October 31, 2023

Transform New York Communities and Achieve Health Equity By Investing In Primary Care

Reports

January 3, 2024

2023 Primary Care Legislative Trends

Reports

July 7, 2023

Points on Care: Redlining and New York City: A Lens on Primary Care and Maternal Health

Reports

July 22, 2022

Points on Care: More Primary Care Providers Mean Better Health for New Yorkers

Reports

January 27, 2021

Points on Care: Rising Need for Behavioral Health Integration

Reports

August 10, 2022

Access to Primary Care in New York State (2022)

Reports

Newsroom

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May 10, 2024

Primary Care Access is Limited in Parts of Empire State

Policy

May 7, 2024

Broad Support for Primary Care Investment Act (AB8592/SB1197B)

Press Release

January 22, 2024

Advancing Health Equity in New York State

Policy

September 26, 2023

Special PCDC Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision on Affirmative Action

Policy

January 10, 2023

Primary Care Should Play a Central Role in Gov. Hochul’s “Quality of Life” Policy Plans

Policy

June 24, 2022

Special PCDC Statement: Reproductive health care, including abortion, is an essential component of primary care

Policy