PCDC: Community Reinvestment Act Changes Can Undermine Community Health Investments

Categories: Investment, Policy
Community Reinvestment Act
PCDC recently submitted comments to federal officials on proposed revisions to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), the federal law that requires banks to meet the credit needs of surrounding communities, particularly low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. “The Community Reinvestment Act enables us to finance and enhance primary care and other vital health services in underserved communities,” …

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‘Creating the System We Know We Need’: Primary Care Summit Recap

Categories: Events, PCDC News, Policy
“COVID-19 has strained our health care resources,” PCDC CEO Louise Cohen [below] said at the Primary Care Summit. “It’s stretched our provider community and shined a bright light on the U.S. health care system — both its strengths and weaknesses.” Cohen’s comments framed a larger discussion on health care spending, an issue brought into stark …

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PCDC Testimony: Protect Primary Care Investments in New York State

Categories: Policy
Primary care funding must be protected and grown — particularly integrated primary and behavioral health care efforts, PCDC will assert before the New York State Legislature today. The testimony highlights measures to expand primary care investment statewide, which would ultimately cut health care delivery costs and lead to better management and prevention of chronic diseases. …

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Louise Cohen Named Among ‘Health Power 100’

Categories: PCDC News, Policy
PCDC CEO Louise Cohen has been named among the Health Power 100 by City & State — her second consecutive appearance as an honoree. The 2020 list recognizes executives, policymakers, and other influential leaders based on “their accomplishments, economic clout, sway in political and policy matters, philanthropic efforts, constituencies they represent, and, of course, sheer political power,” …

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