PCDC: ‘Public Charge’ Rule Changes Threaten Health Systems and Public Health

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PCDC strongly opposes proposed changes by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to the “public charge” rule and urges DHS to withdraw the proposed rule in its entirety. “The proposed changes target families who have immigrated lawfully — as well as their U.S. citizen relatives — by undermining their access to basic needs, including …

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PCDC Comments on New York’s 1115 Waiver Programs

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In a public forum comment on New York’s 1115 Waiver Programs, PCDC underscores that Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program Performing Provider Systems (PPS) funds have yet to sufficiently flow to support DSRIP primary care goals. PCDC also emphasized the increase in primary care practices achieving NCQA Level 3 recognition should be applauded — as …

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PCDC Comments on Proposed CRA Changes

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PCDC recently commented on proposed revisions to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), the federal law that requires banks to meet the credit needs of surrounding communities, particularly low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. “Changes to the CRA regulatory framework could have a significant impact on the community development financial institution (CDFI) industry’s capacity to lend and invest …

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PCDC Publishes JAMA Essay on Primary Care Priorities

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Primary care access must be improved, increased, and sustained to ensure health equity, according to a new Journal of the American Medical Association essay by PCDC. The piece, authored by CEO Louise Cohen, MPH, and Board member Dave A. Chokshi, MD, MSc, identifies new priorities in light of the 40th anniversary of the Alma-Ata Declaration. “Providing adequate resources is …

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PCDC Leaders Analyze Alma-Ata Progress in JAMA Forum

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“Now is an opportune time to revitalize a commitment to primary care,” write PCDC CEO Louise Cohen, MPH, and Board member Dave A. Chokshi, MD, MSc, in the JAMA Forum, a companion to The Journal of the American Medical Association. The piece coincides with the 40th anniversary of the Alma-Ata Declaration, the first international statement to …

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