PCDC's Impact: Rural Health

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Access to primary care is one of the most frequently cited and urgent health problems facing rural populations. Primary care provider and workforce shortages are significant obstacles to increasing access to care. And in rural areas, primary care providers are often the only source for primary care, behavioral health, social support services, and more.

PCDC’s Capital Investment team provides flexible and affordable services to fast-track funding and expansion for rural providers, bolster vital health services, as well as enhance provider recruitment and retention for rural communities. Our Performance Improvement team works with rural practices to achieve PCMH recognition and supports rural providers with a wide range of capacity building services to improve health outcomes and implement new, effective, and cost-saving efficiencies.

Before and After Financing: A Rural Health Center Thrives

Categories: Client Spotlight, Investment
In Connecticut, drug and opioid overdoses have surpassed car accidents as the leading cause of accidental deaths. The epidemic is largely centered in the rural region served by Community Health and Wellness Center of Greater Torrington (CHWC). “The opioid crisis is far-reaching and has no boundaries,” says Joanne Borduas, CEO of CHWC. “It affects all ages, …

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Health ‘Supercenters’ in Rural California Financed by PCDC

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A new $31.5 million project will create two new health care “supercenters” in rural California, following financing by the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC). The project enables Community Health Centers of the Central Coast, Inc. (CHC) to build new state-of-the-art facilities in Lompoc and Paso Robles, expanding critical and life-saving primary care to an underserved …

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Bolstering Substance Use Services in Rural New York State

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A new $3.3 million project will bring much-needed substance use services to New York State’s rural North Country, following accelerated bridge financing from the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) and the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). The financing allows St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation Center, Inc. to co-locate three important programs …

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PCMH Reflection: Altura Centers for Health

Categories: Capacity Building, Client Spotlight
The Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) provides consultation and technical assistance that enhances the ability of health care providers to deliver quality primary care. Through these services, PCDC has helped over 450 health centers achieve Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition. One such provider is Altura Centers for Health, which worked closely with PCDC to provide …

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Hundreds of Rural Providers Adopt EHRS and Health Exchange

Categories: Client Spotlight
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With support from a HEAL 10 grant, the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization, which serves patients in rural communities in Northern New York is working with PCDC to help practices adopt electronic health records (EHR); achieve NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition; achieve “meaningful use” of EHR certification; and exchange health information across provider settings. …

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