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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Primary Care Access in NYC Council Districts: New Findings

Categories: Analytics, Policy
The Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) has identified marked disparities in primary care access in New York City, measured on a City Council District level. By examining all 51 districts, the Primary Care Access Profiles provide a multidimensional view of gaps in access, help support advocacy for additional services, and inform siting of new primary care …

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In New York State’s Rural Areas, Disparities in Primary Care Access: New Findings

Categories: Analytics, PCDC News, Policy
Access to primary care is one of the most frequently cited and urgent health problems facing rural populations. A new PCDC report — the first of its kind — examines this challenge in New York State, identifying key measures of access and specifying policy strategies for improvement. The “Rural Access to Primary Care in New …

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PCDC Spotlights Rural Access to Primary Care at NYS Assembly Hearing

Categories: Analytics, PCDC News, Policy
PCDC’s Mary Ford, Director of Evaluation and Analytics, testified before the New York State Assembly today, highlighting new findings about rural access to primary care. “We found that there are far fewer primary care providers per person in New York State’s rural and small-town communities, resulting in lower access for residents,” Ford said of PCDC’s …

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