NYC Council District Primary Care Access Profiles
Updated: August 29, 2019
The Primary Care Access Profiles examine access to and need for primary care services in each New York City Council District. By examining multiple factors that affect access, these profiles provide unique insights for local stakeholders about equity in access to primary care.
Identified inside the profiles are key measures of primary care access. The data can be used to inform advocacy efforts to support needed primary care services and facility siting in NYC. There are City Council District-specific reports for each district as well as a Citywide Report that includes complementary information. The profiles serve as a resource for local primary care advocates and policymakers by contrasting measurable elements of access to quality primary care across districts.
Links to the citywide and individual district reports are listed below, and a compiled version is available for download on the right side of this page.
Primary care access measures included:
- primary care provider availability
- health insurance coverage
- public insurance acceptance
- Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition
Health status measures included:
- prevalence and mortality related to chronic conditions
- preventive care utilization
- preventable emergency department utilization
Socioeconomic position measures included:
- poverty levels
- age distribution
- race and ethnicity