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.

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Providers Highlight Need to Increase Support for Primary Care – During COVID and Beyond

Categories: Events, PCDC News, Policy
“Investment in the people and services that keep our communities healthy is critical,” said Dr. Navarra Rodriguez, Chief Medical Officer at Advantage Care Physicians on a recent panel discussion hosted by PCDC as a special briefing for New York State lawmakers. Moderated by PCDC CEO, Louise Cohen, the briefing featured a conversation between three primary …

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New York Legislators Emphasize Need to Increase Support for Primary Care in Light of COVID-19 Challenges

Categories: Events, Policy
“The lack of primary care access in communities of color has actually led to some of those communities being struck worse by COVID-19,” said New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera, Chair of the Senate Health Committee, during his opening remarks for a special legislative briefing held by PCDC. The online event, moderated by PCDC CEO, …

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PCDC Awarded $1.1 Million to Support Health Providers Serving Low-Income Communities Through the COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery

Categories: Investment, PCDC News, Press Release
Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) announced it has received a $1,137,500 award from the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund). The award was made through the Fiscal Year 2020 round of the Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program) and the Native American CDFI Assistance Program (NACA Program), in …

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PCDC and CHCANYS Launch COVID-19 Community Health Care Resiliency Fund to Support New York State Health Centers

Categories: Investment, PCDC News, Press Release, Technical Assistance
$10 Million Fund Will Provide Financing and Technical Assistance to Support Restoration and Enhancement of Community Health Services Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) and Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS) have announced the COVID-19 Community Health Care Resiliency Fund to help community health centers restore, sustain, and enhance operations. The $10 million …

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Hofstra Panel: COVID-19 Shifts Health Care Experience, Highlights Primary Care Needs

Categories: Events, Policy
Kemp Hannon
Disparate access to primary care across New York has exacerbated the pandemic’s health inequities – particularly along class and racial lines said Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) CEO Louise Cohen, who spoke on a recent Hofstra University panel on how COVID-19 will shift the way patients and clients experience health care going forward. Facilitated by …

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