A Blueprint for Equity: Q&A with PCDC Founders

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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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PCDC Announces $1B Milestone in Expanding Primary Care

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No anniversary is complete without a big surprise — but not typically this big. On June 4, PCDC capped its 25th Anniversary Gala by announcing a milestone threshold: a total of $1 billion in investments to expand primary care. “The number is important only for what it means,” said PCDC CEO Louise Cohen. “And that’s …

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Gala Honoree Spotlight: Kenneth A. Burdick

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A forthright belief guides Kenneth A. Burdick: Everyone deserves a healthy life. It is the defining theme of his nearly four decades in health care, including today at WellCare Health Plans. As CEO, Burdick leads a mission to provide quality, government-sponsored care solutions for 4.4 million members nationwide, namely families, children, seniors, and those with complex medical …

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Gala Honoree Spotlight: Rose Duhan

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Rose Duhan made a public promise when appointed as Assistant Secretary for Health and Mental Health by Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2014: “I will work diligently to help and care for New Yorkers in need.” This commitment has defined her entire career, from leadership roles in state and local government to her current position as President and CEO …

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VIDEO: Primary Care Summit Highlights

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In February, PCDC hosted its Primary Care Summit on the topic of “Primary Care: What Really Matters in Health Care Reform.” Featured were Elisabeth Rosenthal, MD, editor-in-chief of the nonprofit Kaiser Health News and author of An American Sickness; Mitchell Katz, MD, president and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals; and Louise Cohen, Chief Executive Officer of …

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