Hofstra Panel: COVID-19 Shifts Health Care Experience, Highlights Primary Care Needs

Categories: Events, Policy
Kemp Hannon
Disparate access to primary care across New York has exacerbated the pandemic’s health inequities – particularly along class and racial lines said Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) CEO Louise Cohen, who spoke on a recent Hofstra University panel on how COVID-19 will shift the way patients and clients experience health care going forward. Facilitated by …

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PCDC Urges HHS to Address Systemic Racism in 1115 Medicaid Waivers

Categories: Policy
PCDC recently joined nearly 300 organizations urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to address systemic racism in the health system by taking action within the Medicaid program. In a letter to Secretary Alex Azar, the organizations highlighted the health disparities experienced by Black women and asked that the Secretary take immediate steps …

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California Primary Care Access: Q&A with PCDC’s Kirsten Weisbeck

Categories: Analytics, Policy
Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) has released a new Points on Care issue examining primary care access in California. The growing primary care provider shortage compounds existing health inequities for California’s underserved and vulnerable populations as communities struggle in the COVID-19 pandemic to meet increased needs for health services. As PCDC’s California team works to …

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PCDC Joins Coalition Calling on Congress to Extend New Markets Tax Credit Program

Categories: Investment, Policy
PCDC recently joined more than 700 organizations across the country to sign on to a letter authored by the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Coalition to the United States Congress urging them to take action to extend and provide an emergency expansion of the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) that will assist communities struggling with …

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PCDC Urges Delay in Medi-Cal Pharmacy Transition to Support COVID-19 Response

Categories: Policy
In an urgent letter to the California legislative budget leadership, PCDC urges the California legislature to delay the Medi-Cal pharmacy transition included in the state budget proposal. Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2020-2021 budget proposal directs the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to transition all pharmacy services for Medi-Cal managed care to Fee For Service (FFS) …

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