PCDC Publishes JAMA Essay on Primary Care Priorities

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Primary care access must be improved, increased, and sustained to ensure health equity, according to a new Journal of the American Medical Association essay by PCDC. The piece, authored by CEO Louise Cohen, MPH, and Board member Dave A. Chokshi, MD, MSc, identifies new priorities in light of the 40th anniversary of the Alma-Ata Declaration. “Providing adequate resources is …

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PCDC Leaders Analyze Alma-Ata Progress in JAMA Forum

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“Now is an opportune time to revitalize a commitment to primary care,” write PCDC CEO Louise Cohen, MPH, and Board member Dave A. Chokshi, MD, MSc, in the JAMA Forum, a companion to The Journal of the American Medical Association. The piece coincides with the 40th anniversary of the Alma-Ata Declaration, the first international statement to …

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PCDC Urges NYS Legislators to Protect PCMH Incentive Program

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PCDC is among several leading organizations urging New York State elected officials to oppose a $20 million reduction to Patient-Centered Medical Home incentive payments. The proposed cut in the 2018-19 budget would pose far-reaching consequences for primary care providers. “We are concerned that this cut would not only financially harm providers and impact patients’ access …

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PCDC Calls for Strengthening Primary Care Infrastructure in NYC Council Testimony

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PCDC CEO Louise Cohen testified before the New York City Council Committee on Hospitals today, voicing support for strengthening the City’s primary care infrastructure in partnership with NYC Health + Hospitals (H+H). “PCDC strongly supports the investments made by H+H, the City Council, and the de Blasio administration to expand and build new community health centers to …

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PCDC Advocates for Primary Care Before New York State Legislature

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On February 12, PCDC CEO Louise Cohen provided testimony at the New York state legislature’s joint budget hearing about the need for primary care. Below is the full testimony from the public hearing. “With overwhelming evidence of its positive impact on improving health care quality and outcomes while lowering health care costs, primary care is …

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