PCDC Makes Recommendations for Improving Rural Access to Health Care Services

Categories: PCDC News, Policy
Primary care is the most reliable means of ensuring patient and community health in rural communities, PCDC asserts in recommendations to the federal government. “To meet its responsibility, primary care must be reinforced with sound policies and adequate resources,” the organization notes in its submission to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the …

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Disparities in Primary Care Access: Q&A with Kirsten Weisbeck

Categories: Analytics, PCDC News, Policy
PCDC’s newly released Primary Care Profiles identify marked disparities in primary care access in New York City, measured on a City Council District level. The findings hold great potential for policy and advocacy efforts, says Health Research Analyst Kirsten Weisbeck, MPH, who co-authored the profiles. A member of the Evaluation and Analytics team, Weisbeck specializes …

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PCDC Announces New Board Officers

Categories: PCDC News
The Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) today announced the election of four high-profile officers to its Board. “We are fortunate to welcome visionary and strategic leaders, all deeply committed to primary care,” said PCDC CEO Louise Cohen. “Their support enables us to amplify the results of primary care access: healthier people, better health care, good jobs, …

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

Categories: Capacity Building, PCDC News
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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