Providers Highlight Need to Increase Support for Primary Care – During COVID and Beyond

Categories: Events, PCDC News, Policy
“Investment in the people and services that keep our communities healthy is critical,” said Dr. Navarra Rodriguez, Chief Medical Officer at Advantage Care Physicians on a recent panel discussion hosted by PCDC as a special briefing for New York State lawmakers. Moderated by PCDC CEO, Louise Cohen, the briefing featured a conversation between three primary …

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New York Legislators Emphasize Need to Increase Support for Primary Care in Light of COVID-19 Challenges

Categories: Events, Policy
“The lack of primary care access in communities of color has actually led to some of those communities being struck worse by COVID-19,” said New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera, Chair of the Senate Health Committee, during his opening remarks for a special legislative briefing held by PCDC. The online event, moderated by PCDC CEO, …

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Hofstra Panel: COVID-19 Shifts Health Care Experience, Highlights Primary Care Needs

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Kemp Hannon
Disparate access to primary care across New York has exacerbated the pandemic’s health inequities – particularly along class and racial lines said Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) CEO Louise Cohen, who spoke on a recent Hofstra University panel on how COVID-19 will shift the way patients and clients experience health care going forward. Facilitated by …

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‘Creating the System We Know We Need’: Primary Care Summit Recap

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“COVID-19 has strained our health care resources,” PCDC CEO Louise Cohen [below] said at the Primary Care Summit. “It’s stretched our provider community and shined a bright light on the U.S. health care system — both its strengths and weaknesses.” Cohen’s comments framed a larger discussion on health care spending, an issue brought into stark …

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PCDC Gala Reception: A Celebration in Photos

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PCDC CEO Louise Cohen set the scenario: primary care for everyone, no co-pays, no deductibles, and higher pay (and debt-free education) for providers. “It’s not cutting costs that’ll get us there — it’s reallocation,” Cohen told guests at the PCDC Gala Reception. “That’s the path to a truly high-value health care system.” The forward-looking theme set …

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