COVID-19: Resources for Health Care Providers

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Flatten the CurveThe COVID-19 pandemic presents exceptional challenges to all health care workers. It has strained the provider community and shined a bright light on the U.S. health care system — both its strengths and weaknesses.

A health system rooted in primary care, with highly functioning hospitals and close collaborations with public health, will strengthen our country’s ability to address and manage future threats.

Through advocacy, investment, and quality transformation, PCDC is committed to helping create the system we need.

PCDC Report: Many NYC Areas Most Affected by COVID-19 Have Low Primary Care Access

Categories: Analytics, PCDC News, Press Release
NEW YORK, NY – People in lower-income and communities of color in New York City will have a tougher road back to health after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, according to a new report issued by the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC). Points on Care: The Intersection of COVID-19 and Chronic Disease in New York City compares …

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How to Talk to Patients About COVID-19

Categories: Technical Assistance
Many people are worried about how COVID-19 will impact their lives and their health. It is an anxious time for us all. However, by providing your patients with accurate information and support, they will be better prepared to take care of themselves during this pandemic. Following are simple steps to guide your conversations with patients …

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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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