PCDC Comments on Proposed CRA Changes

Categories: Policy
PCDC recently commented on proposed revisions to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), the federal law that requires banks to meet the credit needs of surrounding communities, particularly low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. “Changes to the CRA regulatory framework could have a significant impact on the community development financial institution (CDFI) industry’s capacity to lend and invest …

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PCDC Receives ‘Advancing Access’ Award from RubiconMD

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PCDC recently received the inaugural Advancing Access Award, presented by RubiconMD. The award, which recognizes leaders who are expanding and enhancing primary care access, was presented to PCDC CEO Louise Cohen. “Throughout her career, Louise’s focus has always been healthy equity for all,” said Carlos Reines, President and Co-Founder of RubiconMD, alongside CEO and Co-Founder …

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PCDC Publishes JAMA Essay on Primary Care Priorities

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Primary care access must be improved, increased, and sustained to ensure health equity, according to a new Journal of the American Medical Association essay by PCDC. The piece, authored by CEO Louise Cohen, MPH, and Board member Dave A. Chokshi, MD, MSc, identifies new priorities in light of the 40th anniversary of the Alma-Ata Declaration. “Providing adequate resources is …

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PCDC Closes 25th Anniversary by Looking Ahead

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PCDC celebrated its Founders Reception in November, a rousing close to the organization’s 25th anniversary. The event concluded a year of milestones — including leveraging a total $1 billion to expand and enhance primary care nationwide. “We’re dedicated to working alongside you and so many others to achieve our common goal of a better future …

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A Blueprint for Equity: Q&A with PCDC Founders

Categories: Events, PCDC News
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As with many storied partnerships, a crisis brought together Ronda Kotelchuck and David R. Jones. Each was already renowned: Kotelchuck, for her civil rights work and primary care advocacy; Jones, for tackling urban poverty as President and CEO of the Community Service Society (CSS) of New York. Then came CSS’ urgent 1990 report about New York City’s …

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