PCDC Awarded Contract for HRSA Health Center Facility Loan Guarantee Program

Categories: Investment, PCDC News, Press Release
The Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) announced it has been re-designated as the Lender Coordinator for the Health Resources & Services Administration’s (HRSA) Health Center Facility Loan Guarantee Program (LGP), which can guarantee more than $880 million in new loans to health centers. The Loan Guarantee Program facilitates access to capital funding by guaranteeing up …

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How CDFIs Can Support Community Health Now

Categories: Investment, PCDC News, Policy
Even in the best of times, access to health care and basic financial services is essential to creating more equitable communities.      In underserved and underinvested areas — where financial resources are already limited — crises such as COVID-19 pose added threat to health and financial well-being.   Below are ways that Community Development Financial Institutions …

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5 Ways Health Care Staff Can Manage Stress During the Pandemic

Categories: PCDC News, Technical Assistance
“It seems like everyone’s calling us ‘superheroes.’”   A health provider made the comment this week during a PCDC virtual open forum. It speaks to a common sentiment — that providers’ courage and abilities transcend “human” amid the COVID-19 pandemic.     While well-intentioned, the accolades gloss over the very real stress experienced by health care professionals, from …

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

Categories: Events, PCDC News, Policy
“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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Message from CEO Louise Cohen re: COVID-19

Categories: PCDC News
Dear PCDC Friends and Partners, We recognize many of you are on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak response. Thank you for providing essential services and caring for communities at a time when it is needed most. Please know the PCDC team continues to be here for you, whether to help with your program …

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