Access to primary care is key to preserving the health and wellbeing of communities of color, according to PCDC founding board member David R. Jones, Esq. in a recent article published in Amsterdam News.
The piece highlighted how the mission PCDC was founded to fulfill 25 years ago is still of great importance today: to work towards achieving health equity by improving access to primary care for all New Yorkers. Jones underscored the vital role that community health centers play in delivering essential care to anyone who needs it – regardless of age, background or insurance status. And while important progress in increasing access has been made, there is still more work to do. “The threat of losing primary care access looms over the country, particularly for communities of color,” said the former PCDC Vice Chairman. “Now is a critical time to underscore why primary care matters for every New Yorker.”