PCDC's Impact: Behavioral Health

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The integration of primary care and behavioral health services is increasingly recognized as a critical component of whole-person care and improved health outcomes. Seamless referrals between primary care and behavioral health providers allow patients to quickly and easily access the physical and mental care they need through an established, trusting patient-provider relationship.

PCDC is prioritizing projects that advance behavioral health integration and services. Recent financings include fully integrated centers and substance use and recovery clinics. Our capacity building team empowers providers to improve care delivery by incorporating behavioral health strategies into existing services.

PCDC Testimony: Support the Integration of OMH and OASAS in New York State

Categories: Policy
Combining the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) and the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) into a single agency will benefit New Yorkers by providing unified behavioral health services. The testimony identifies the importance of combining both state agencies, which would ultimately improve access especially for underserved communities …

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With California Expansion, PCDC Builds on History of Financing and Expanding Primary Care

Categories: PCDC News
The Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) today announced its growing Los Angeles office, broadening a commitment to California’s primary care providers and practices. By formally concentrating services — capital investment, performance improvement, and advocacy — in California, PCDC builds on its history of expanding primary care access in low-income, underserved communities throughout the state. David …

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PCDC Issues Recommendations on ‘Closing the Behavioral Health Integration Gap’

Categories: Policy, Technical Assistance
The Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) has identified five recommendations for integrating primary care into behavioral health in New York State, as part of a case study for providers, policymakers, and other stakeholders. Funded in part by the New York State Health Foundation, “Closing the Behavioral Health Integration Gap” proposes simplifying integrated facility requirements, establishing …

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Furthering Primary Care, Opioid Treatment, and Medical Education in Pennsylvania

Categories: Investment
A community in northeast Pennsylvania hard-hit by the opioid crisis will soon see expanded primary care access and medical education, thanks to financing from the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC). The Wright Center for Community Health and its affiliated entity, The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education, will expand to a new 41,900-square-foot facility in …

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Q&A: Assisting PCDC’s Behavioral Health Integration Work

Categories: PCDC News, Technical Assistance
This summer, PCDC’s Performance Improvement team welcomed Laura Heath, MD, MA, MRCP, who had sought and received a New York Academy of Medicine fellowship — specifically to take part in PCDC’s behavioral health integration work. A native of the United Kingdom, Dr. Heath studied at Oxford University, completed her MPH at Harvard University, and is …

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