PCDC Hosts ‘Culturally Responsive Health Care for LGBTQ Communities’ Webinar Series

Categories: Capacity Building, Other, PCDC News
PCDC led a free webinar series this month to help health care staff incorporate cultural responsiveness when working with LGBTQ communities. The three-part series is novel for its comprehensive “virtual” approach, with live interactive panel presentations on practical strategies for more inclusive care. The webinars — “Culturally Responsive Health Care for LGBTQ Communities,” “Collecting Sexual Orientation …

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In Conversation with a Pioneer: Dr. Jack Geiger

Categories: Other, PCDC News
Today community health centers serve 27 million patients at 10,000 sites across the country — all based on a concept that Dr. Jack Geiger created in the 1960s in rural Mississippi. At the Founders Reception on November 16, PCDC saluted Dr. Geiger for his pioneering work and lifelong insistence that health care is a basic human …

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‘The Fiscal Cliff is Making Us Sick’: Louise Cohen in The Hill

Categories: PCDC News, Policy
In a new op-ed for The Hill, PCDC CEO Louise Cohen describes how the “fiscal cliff” harms the 27 million Americans who rely on federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) for care. Consequences range from an economic backslide to increased illness among the most vulnerable populations, according to Cohen. She asserts that Congress can still avert …

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Lenders Coalition Urges Congressional Action for Community Health Centers

Categories: Investment, PCDC News, Policy
Health care lenders are deeply concerned about the continued uncertainty around federal funding for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and how that uncertainty destabilizes future investments in the sector. The Lenders Coalition for Community Health Centers — a national coalition of 25 U.S. Treasury-certified Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) dedicated to financing FQHCs — recently wrote to …

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PCDC Urges Congress to Safeguard Our Nation’s Essential Health Programs

Categories: PCDC News, Policy
In an urgent letter to congressional leaders, the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) joins 75 national organizations to urge Congress to take immediate action to safeguard our nation’s essential health programs. These critical programs are major elements of our nation’s primary care infrastructure and health care safety net, directly affecting health care service, access, and …

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