Our Impact

PCDC’s commitment to primary care has led to remarkable results: better access to primary care and improved health outcomes across the country, leading to stronger communities and healthier people. Since our founding, PCDC has leveraged capital investment to improve access to high-quality primary care and advance health equity. PCDC-funded projects have created or preserved thousands of jobs and brought investment, technical assistance, and training to primary care practices, improving access and quality in communities nationwide.

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  • $1.7B
    Leveraged in financing
  • 4.8M
    Primary care visits created
  • 20,000
    Jobs created or preserved
    • PCDC lends where it matters

    • Our capital projects increase access to high-quality primary care in underserved communities - click the arrows below to see where PCDC lends.

    • 98%

      are located in counties with a low supply of primary care physicians

    • 90%

      are located in census tracts with uninsured rates higher than the US average

    • 83%

      are located in census tracts defined as low-income areas

    • 48%

      are located in census tracts defined as high poverty areas

    • 79%

      are in a census tract that is predominately a community of color

    • 20%

      are located in a rural census tract

Stories of impact

Over the last 30 years, our work has led to tangible outcomes and unique contributions to the field of primary care. These stories highlight a snapshot of these successes.

  • Hudson Headwaters Health Care Network (HHHN), a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), provides high-quality care to more than 100,000 people living in rural upstate New York. What began as a small practice in Chestertown, NY has grown into a powerhouse for high-quality care. Since 2004, we have provided HHHN with over $11 million in capital financing. We are currently supporting the expansion of HHHN’s primary care services to their 22nd site, which will include a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PAICE) to keep elderly adults in the community and out of nursing homes.

    Hudson Headwaters Health Care Network

    Warrensburg, New York

  • In the Greater New Orleans area, CrescentCare is known for delivering high-quality, person-centered health care through the NO/AIDS Task Force, which was founded in 1983 in response to the AIDS crisis. For 20 years, we supported this community-based organization to become and then thrive as an FQHC. In 2017, we provided $21 million in financing for a new 64,000-square-foot campus. This facility enabled CrescentCare to triple its capacity and create or preserve over 450 jobs.

    CresentCare

    New Orleans

  • Renewal House is the only residential addiction treatment program for pregnant women and their children in Middle Tennessee, an area of over 17,000 square miles. In 2020, they received financing from us to build an on-site clinic to meet medical and mental health needs, expand individual and group therapy, and provide parenting skills classes, relapse prevention courses and vocational support, as well as a children’s program to improve social and emotional development. This 35,000-square-foot facility allows Renewal House to double the number of families served through its addiction treatment and recovery programs.

    Renewal House

    Nashville, TN

  • Callen-Lorde Community Health Center was among the first organizations to receive financing from us, and over the past almost 30 years of continued partnership, we provided $44 million in financing over 10 separate loans for their centers in Chelsea, Manhattan, and downtown Brooklyn as well as technical assistance to support their delivery of high-quality primary care. Our commitment has extended across the country to the LGBTQ+ community, serving clinics that create safe and welcoming spaces for high-quality care, and those living with HIV and AIDS, providing technical assistance and financing in some of the communities hit hardest by the HIV epidemic.

    Callen Lorde Community Health Center

    New York, New York

  • Through a $16 million financing package, we and other funders provided the capital for two new health care supercenters in rural California. Occupying 48,000 square feet, these sites provide the full spectrum of health care for almost 30,000 people and created 120 full-time jobs and 91 construction jobs.

    Community Health Centers of Central Coast, Inc.

    Lompoc, CA

Our Team

Meet the Whole Team

Our team includes researchers, policy experts, and communications specialists who conduct research and analyze data to understand the current state of primary care access and health inequities—informing stronger policies and interventions in communities.

Angela Allard, MPH

Research & Evaluation Manager

Anna Popinchalk, MPH

Director of Research & Evaluation

Resources

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August 10, 2022

Access to Primary Care in New York State (2022)

Reports

July 22, 2022

Points on Care: More Primary Care Providers Mean Better Health for New Yorkers

Reports

January 24, 2022

Points on Care: Characteristics of Primary Care Providers in New York State

Reports

July 15, 2020

Points on Care: California Primary Care Access

Reports

May 20, 2020

Points on Care: COVID-19 and Chronic Disease Deepen Health Disparities for Many New Yorkers

Reports

October 23, 2019

Points on Care: A New Quarterly Series (2019)

Reports

May 20, 2019

Rural Access to Primary Care in New York State

Reports