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.

A Health Center’s $47 Million Evolution

Categories: Client Spotlight, Investment
Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC) — Connecticut’s largest Federally Qualified Health Center — celebrated the culmination of an ambitious project this spring: a $47 million expansion of three sites across the state. Made possible through PCDC financing, the new facilities span a total of 81,400 square feet and expand primary care access to an additional …

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Before and After Financing: A Rural Health Center Thrives

Categories: Client Spotlight, Investment
In Connecticut, drug and opioid overdoses have surpassed car accidents as the leading cause of accidental deaths. The epidemic is largely centered in the rural region served by Community Health and Wellness Center of Greater Torrington (CHWC). “The opioid crisis is far-reaching and has no boundaries,” says Joanne Borduas, CEO of CHWC. “It affects all ages, …

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Making a 30-Minute Brief Intervention a Reality

Categories: Capacity Building, PCDC News
Can a 30-minute visit make a difference in integrated behavioral health and primary care? Without question, says PCDC’s Andrew Philip, who recently demonstrated how at the National Council for Behavioral Health Conference. [Register for PCDC’s free Primary Care Summit: ‘Closing the Behavioral Health Integration Gap.’] In a live mock interaction, a fictional patient named “Mary” …

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Bolstering Substance Use Services in Rural New York State

Categories: Client Spotlight, Investment
A new $3.3 million project will bring much-needed substance use services to New York State’s rural North Country, following accelerated bridge financing from the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) and the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). The financing allows St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation Center, Inc. to co-locate three important programs …

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Project Renewal: Serving the Homeless

Categories: Capacity Building, Client Spotlight
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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