PCDC's Impact: Opioids

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Among those on the frontlines of the opioid crisis are primary care practices and providers. To meet their needs, PCDC has financed multiple projects — from infrastructure investments to behavioral health integration — in rural and urban communities alike. Through financing and capacity building programs, our objective is to help make effective treatment widely accessible in primary care settings. These initiatives make an extraordinary impact in tackling an epidemic.

Funding the Expansion of Trauma-Informed Care in New Jersey

Categories: Investment
Holistic, trauma-informed practices are the foundation for person-centered care at Henry J. Austin Health Center (HJAHC), the largest non-hospital based ambulatory care provider in Trenton, New Jersey, and an important key to advancing health equity. HJAHC is a vital community resource in Trenton and Mercer County. A recent needs assessment indicated a 17-year gap between …

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Supporting Rural and Behavioral Health Providers in Pennsylvania

Categories: Investment
In the midst of a behavioral health crisis or a cancer diagnosis, traveling to a medical facility outside of the community – sometimes hours away from home – for care is the last hurdle a patient needs. But in rural communities, like Huntingdon, Pennsylvania where integrated care is lacking and approximately 96% of oncology services …

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Expanding Primary Care and Behavioral Health Services in Western New York

Categories: Investment
The Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) recently financed the expansion of two Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in Western New York. The Chautauqua Center (TCC) in Dunkirk, New York received $7 million to expand its current location, and Neighborhood Health Center of Western New York (Neighborhood) received $19 million to expand two locations in Buffalo, …

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Screening for ACEs: Q&A with PCDC’s Yael Lipton

Categories: PCDC News, Technical Assistance
Providers want their patients to feel their best physically and mentally. So, if they could dramatically improve treatment plans and health outcomes for their patients, they would want to do that, right? Recently, there has been increased recognition of the role trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) play in both the physical and mental health …

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Investing in Culturally Competent Primary and Specialty Care Services to Immigrant Communities in Houston

Categories: Investment
HOPE Clinic Health and Wellness Center (HOPE), the second largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Houston, Texas, recently received $16 million in total financing from Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) for a new 70,000 square foot health and wellness facility. PCDC’s financing package included $10 million in New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) and $6 …

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