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

Categories: Capacity Building
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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World AIDS Day: The Power of Community

Categories: Capacity Building, PCDC News
On December 1, PCDC observed the 31st annual World AIDS Day. This year’s theme — “Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Community by Community” — highlights the importance of community partnerships in halting HIV/AIDS. Despite strides since 1988, including the advent of PrEP and PEP, disparities in access to care, treatment, and prevention remain urgent challenges. HIV …

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A Creative Twist in Team-Based Care Training

Categories: Capacity Building
PCDC’s team-based care training can take an unexpected turn, as internal medicine residents recently discovered at BronxCare Health System. To instill principles of team-based care and collaboration, participants were given an assortment of common household items — and instructed to build the tallest tower possible in 10 minutes. Participants completing a team-based care exercise designed by …

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Addressing Substance Use: PCDC Offers Hands-On Training 10/15

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On October 15, the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) will offer an experiential, small group training on Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) — a course in PCDC’s National Training Institute. Staff from health centers and clinics will gather to learn about SBIRT, its impact on patient health, and how to implement its …

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

Categories: Capacity Building, PCDC News
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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