Request for Proposal: Quality Improvement Consultant Pool

Updated: April 7, 2022

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Founded in 1993, the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization and community development financial institution. We know that high-quality, affordable, and culturally competent primary care is one of the most critical components of a vibrant, thriving community, helping keep families healthy, children ready to learn, and adults able to pursue education and participate in the workforce. As a result, access to quality primary care, including preventative care, is a key social determinant of health and an essential building block towards achieving health equity.

PCDC strives to achieve excellence in primary care through providing affordable capital to expand health care access in disinvested communities, support practices to improve their performance and financial footing, and advocate for meaningful policy change to improve access to high-quality care for all.

In June 2021, PCDC was awarded a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Open for Business program to provide training and technical assistance to minority-owned and operated, community-based practices in their recovery from the pandemic’s economic and community health impact.

PCDC is currently recruiting providers in New York, New Jersey, and California to support with no-cost technical assistance and QI coaching on health plan quality/experience measures and practice access. These providers are small organizations with less than 500 employees and less than $15MM in annual revneue. Practices will be eligible to receive 15-20 hours (across three-to-four months) of QI/practice coaching on improvement opportunities that they identify.

Currently, PCDC does not have sufficient staff capacity to meet the needs of the 50+ quality improvement projects across California, New Jersey, and New York and is seeking independent consultants to support these “micro” quality improvement engagements from April 2022 through December 2023. Consultants would be assigned and introduced to 5-10 practices each to put through focused improvement projects.