PCDC's Impact: New York City

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Founded by Mayor David Dinkins and a visionary group of health and civic leaders in 1993, the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) has partnered with the City of New York for over 25 years to build equity and excellence in primary care for millions of New Yorkers in neighborhoods across all five boroughs.

PCDC has worked with over 400 NYC health care sites to increase and improve the delivery of primary care and other vital health services. We have financed and enhanced health care facilities and practices in 50 out of 51 City Council districts, including financing half of all Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in New York City.

We use our experience in all aspects of primary care — and our capital, advocacy, research, and expertise — to find new and innovative ways to make the system better and reshape primary care delivery across New York City.

Disparities in Primary Care Access: Q&A with Kirsten Weisbeck

Categories: Analytics, PCDC News, Policy
PCDC’s newly released Primary Care Profiles identify marked disparities in primary care access in New York City, measured on a City Council District level. The findings hold great potential for policy and advocacy efforts, says Health Research Analyst Kirsten Weisbeck, MPH, who co-authored the profiles. A member of the Evaluation and Analytics team, Weisbeck specializes …

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Primary Care Access in NYC Council Districts: New Findings

Categories: Analytics, Policy
The Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) has identified marked disparities in primary care access in New York City, measured on a City Council District level. By examining all 51 districts, the Primary Care Access Profiles provide a multidimensional view of gaps in access, help support advocacy for additional services, and inform siting of new primary care …

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PCDC Advocates for Primary Care at NYC Council

Categories: Policy
TESTIMONY New York City Council Health Committee Budget and Oversight Hearing on Fiscal Year 2020 Preliminary Budget March 18, 2019 Thank you for the opportunity to share our recommendations with the committee today. Founded in 1993 by Mayor David Dinkins and a visionary group of health and civic leaders, the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) …

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Project Renewal: Serving the Homeless

Categories: Client Spotlight, Technical Assistance
New York City has over 60,000 homeless residents — most of whom are unable to access critical services, including health care. Homeless individuals’ first interaction with the health system is usually in the emergency room, often due to minor conditions that have deteriorated through lack of treatment. PCDC’s partnership with Project Renewal is helping offset …

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Callen-Lorde Expands LGBTQ-Oriented Care in Brooklyn Through PCDC Financing

Categories: Client Spotlight, Investment, PCDC News
A new $18.2 million project will expand Callen-Lorde Community Health Center into Brooklyn, furthering its mission of culturally competent and accessible health care for New York City’s LGBTQ community. Located in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn, the new 25,000-square-foot facility is projected to serve more than 15,000 additional patients and create nearly 100 full-time jobs. …

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