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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To Address COVID-19 Disparities, PCDC Urges New York State to Invest in Primary Care

Categories: Policy
PCDC recently submitted testimony to the New York State legislature for its Joint Senate and Assembly Public Hearing on Exploring Solutions to the Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Minority Communities to recommend an increased focus on primary care in the State’s efforts to address COVID-19 health disparities. Blacks and Hispanics are dying at drastically higher …

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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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PCDC Joins California CDFIs in Calling for $1 Billion in Federal Appropriations

Categories: Investment, Policy
PCDC joins the California Coalition for Community Investment (CCCI) – a coalition of almost 40 community development financial institutions that invest across the Golden State – in calling for a $1 billion appropriation for the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) in the next federal COVID-19 stimulus package. The …

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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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