PCDC Testifies on Rising Health Costs Before NYC Council

Categories: PCDC News, Policy
Every year, rising health care costs cut into earnings of workers and their families, essentially erasing wage increases — and more. An essential solution to rising health care costs is investment in primary care, PCDC testified before the New York City Council yesterday. “Too many Americans are just one medical bill, a hospital stay, or …

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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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PCDC Gala Reception: A Celebration in Photos

Categories: Events, PCDC News
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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PCDC Receives $1 Million Award from the CDFI Fund

Categories: Investment, PCDC News
The Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) was awarded $1,029,000 in highly competitive grant funds this week from the Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund). PCDC was among 284 CDFIs nationwide awarded nearly $189 million in Financial Assistance grants, which enable recipients to increase access to capital in low-income and economically distressed communities. …

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Gala Honoree Spotlight: Q&A with Dean Germano

Categories: PCDC News
Tucked between mountains on three sides, California’s Shasta County boasts 3,000 square miles of immense natural beauty. The rural setting also brings innate challenges, with nearly one in five residents living below the federal poverty line. A lifeline for the community is Shasta Community Health Center, a nonprofit primary care system and Federally Qualified Health Center …

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