Primary Care Development Corporation Applauds de Blasio “Caring Neighborhoods” Initiative

The Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) applauds the de Blasio Administration’s $20 million Caring Neighborhoods initiative to address disparities in primary care access for over 100,000 residents living in underserved neighborhoods in New York City. PCDC worked closely with the Administration on this initiative, which provides critical funding and technical assistance to catalyze expansion of the existing primary care services in high-need neighborhoods. Access to primary care delivered by community health centers provides better health outcomes and economic stability for communities.

“Mayor de Blasio’s initiative recognizes and responds to tremendous need for high-quality, comprehensive primary care, that community health centers deliver. PCDC is delighted to be partnering with the NYC Economic Development Corporation, CHCANYS, HHC, and other community lenders to catalyze the growth of health centers in the neighborhoods that need them most.”

-Louise Cohen, MPH, CEO, PCDC

About the Primary Care Development Corporation
A community development financial institution whose mission is to expand primary care capacity in underserved communities, PCDC has financed over 115 primary care projects valued at $670 million – the vast majority in New York.  This investment has created the capacity to provide nearly 2.8 million medical visits annually to meet the primary care needs of 860,000 patients throughout the United States. PCDC’s investment has transformed 1.3 million square feet of space into fully functioning primary care practices and created or preserved over 6,700 jobs in low-income communities.