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Comment on Medicaid 1115 Waiver Request

Categories: Policy
Three key changes can help create a primary care-focused Medicaid program in New York State, PCDC said in a public comment today. The recommendations concern the proposed amendment to the Medicaid 1115 waiver, which broadly allows state innovation within the Medicaid program. In its comment, PCDC puts forth concepts — allocating funds directly to primary …

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PCDC Highlights Primary Care Research and Benefits in NYC Council Testimony

Categories: Analytics, Policy
In testimony before the New York City Council today, PCDC highlighted its findings on primary care access disparities, measured on a City Council District level. By examining all 51 districts, the Primary Care Access Profiles provide a multidimensional view of gaps in access, help support advocacy for additional services, and inform siting of new primary …

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Sponsor Feature: Integrated Behavioral Health — Advancing Whole-Person Care

Categories: Other
The following is a guest post from NeuroFlow, as part of PCDC’s periodic spotlight of our generous sponsors. Ask nearly any primary care or behavioral health clinician, and they’ll recognize a similar scenario: a patient shows up with a concern of headaches, abdominal pain, and malaise, persisting for the past two weeks. Vital signs are …

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Gala Honoree Spotlight: Q&A with Dean Germano

Categories: PCDC News
Tucked between mountains on three sides, California’s Shasta County boasts 3,000 square miles of immense natural beauty. The rural setting also brings innate challenges, with nearly one in five residents living below the federal poverty line. A lifeline for the community is Shasta Community Health Center, a nonprofit primary care system and Federally Qualified Health Center …

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Gala Honoree Spotlight: Q&A with Ruth Salzman

Categories: PCDC News
Few figures are as central to PCDC’s story as Ruth Salzman. An established expert in providing capital to mission-oriented organizations, she was among a core group to gather in New York City Mayor David Dinkins’ office in 1993, when the concept of PCDC was first introduced to the lending community. At issue was inequity in …

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