PCDC Comments on Protecting 340B Medi-Cal Savings for California’s Low-Income Communities

Categories: Policy
In a public comment to the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting, PCDC stresses the importance of the 340B Drug Discount Program and the ramifications of its elimination on low-income communities. PCDC commended Governor Newsom’s vision to transform the health care system and promote affordable and accessible health care for all, …

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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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PCDC Director Patrick Kwan Appointed to New York State Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Advisory Board

Categories: PCDC News, Policy
Patrick Kwan, Senior Director of Advocacy and Communications for the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC), has been appointed by New York State Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie to the state’s Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Advisory Board. As a new board member and public officer, Kwan will help advise New York State Health Commissioner Dr. …

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PCDC Advocates for Primary Care at New York State FY2020 Budget Hearing

Categories: Policy
On February 5, 2019, PCDC CEO Louise Cohen [pictured] gave testimony before the New York state legislature’s joint legislative budget hearing on health/Medicaid. She highlighted the importance of primary care, its impact on health outcomes for New York State residents, and PCDC’s work across the state. “While there is a great deal of activity involving primary …

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PCDC Urges End to Government Shutdown

Categories: Policy
In an urgent letter to the White House, the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) joins 280 national health organizations pressing President Trump and Congress to reopen the government immediately, citing specific risks to the public’s health and safety. “Several agencies’ ability to provide critical services, ranging from food and environmental risk inspections to health services, …

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