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.

Supporting Rural and Behavioral Health Providers in Pennsylvania

Categories: Investment
In the midst of a behavioral health crisis or a cancer diagnosis, traveling to a medical facility outside of the community – sometimes hours away from home – for care is the last hurdle a patient needs. But in rural communities, like Huntingdon, Pennsylvania where integrated care is lacking and approximately 96% of oncology services …

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Expanding Primary Care and Behavioral Health Services in Western New York

Categories: Investment
The Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) recently financed the expansion of two Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in Western New York. The Chautauqua Center (TCC) in Dunkirk, New York received $7 million to expand its current location, and Neighborhood Health Center of Western New York (Neighborhood) received $19 million to expand two locations in Buffalo, …

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Screening for ACEs: Q&A with PCDC’s Yael Lipton

Categories: PCDC News, Technical Assistance
Providers want their patients to feel their best physically and mentally. So, if they could dramatically improve treatment plans and health outcomes for their patients, they would want to do that, right? Recently, there has been increased recognition of the role trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) play in both the physical and mental health …

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Investing in Culturally Competent Primary and Specialty Care Services to Immigrant Communities in Houston

Categories: Investment
HOPE Clinic Health and Wellness Center (HOPE), the second largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Houston, Texas, recently received $16 million in total financing from Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) for a new 70,000 square foot health and wellness facility. PCDC’s financing package included $10 million in New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) and $6 …

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Addressing Sleep Health in Primary Care: An Expert Conversation on a New Future for Sleep Health in America

Categories: Technical Assistance
Over 2,000 primary care and behavioral health professionals woke up to the importance of addressing sleep health through integrated care 2021 SAMHSA-funded virtual series on sleep. Now, join PCDC as we welcome the National Center for Sleep Disorders Research at the NIH’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Dr. Marishka Brown [pictured], for an intimate …

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