Staff Spotlight: Leading Behind the Scenes

Categories: Capacity Building
PCDC’s Performance Improvement (PI) Practice is comprised of 21 experts in public health. Their diverse knowledge areas range from social work and HIV prevention to psychiatry and nursing. The PI team works collaboratively to improve health outcomes for patients and communities across the United States. Keeping the team organized and efficient is Dane Ligoure, MA, …

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PCDC Advocates for Primary Care at New York State FY2020 Budget Hearing

Categories: Policy
On February 5, 2019, PCDC CEO Louise Cohen [pictured] gave testimony before the New York state legislature’s joint legislative budget hearing on health/Medicaid. She highlighted the importance of primary care, its impact on health outcomes for New York State residents, and PCDC’s work across the state. “While there is a great deal of activity involving primary …

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Staff Spotlight: Integrating Behavioral Health

Categories: Capacity Building
The benefits of integrated behavioral health are many — improved health, enhanced patient and provider experience, reduced costs — but implementation can be daunting for primary care providers. Among those best able to assist is Andrew Philip, Ph.D., LP. A clinical health psychologist and PCDC’s new Senior Director of Population Health, Dr. Philip brings extensive national experience …

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Bolstering Substance Use Services in Rural New York State

Categories: Client Spotlight, Investment
A new $3.3 million project will bring much-needed substance use services to New York State’s rural North Country, following accelerated bridge financing from the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) and the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). The financing allows St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation Center, Inc. to co-locate three important programs …

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Project Renewal: Serving the Homeless

Categories: Capacity Building, Client Spotlight
New York City has over 60,000 homeless residents — most of whom are unable to access critical services, including health care. Homeless individuals’ first interaction with the health system is usually in the emergency room, often due to minor conditions that have deteriorated through lack of treatment. PCDC’s partnership with Project Renewal is helping offset …

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