A Health Center’s $47 Million Evolution

Categories: Client Spotlight, Investment
Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC) — Connecticut’s largest Federally Qualified Health Center — celebrated the culmination of an ambitious project this spring: a $47 million expansion of three sites across the state. Made possible through PCDC financing, the new facilities span a total of 81,400 square feet and expand primary care access to an additional …

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Making a 30-Minute Brief Intervention a Reality

Categories: Capacity Building, PCDC News
Can a 30-minute visit make a difference in integrated behavioral health and primary care? Without question, says PCDC’s Andrew Philip, who recently demonstrated how at the National Council for Behavioral Health Conference. [Register for PCDC’s free Primary Care Summit: ‘Closing the Behavioral Health Integration Gap.’] In a live mock interaction, a fictional patient named “Mary” …

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Bolstering Substance Use Services in Rural New York State

Categories: Client Spotlight, Investment
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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Project Renewal: Serving the Homeless

Categories: Capacity Building, Client Spotlight
New York City has over 60,000 homeless residents — most of whom are unable to access critical services, including health care. Homeless individuals’ first interaction with the health system is usually in the emergency room, often due to minor conditions that have deteriorated through lack of treatment. PCDC’s partnership with Project Renewal is helping offset …

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Staff Spotlight: Integrating Behavioral Health

Categories: Capacity Building
The benefits of integrated behavioral health are many — improved health, enhanced patient and provider experience, reduced costs — but implementation can be daunting for primary care providers. Among those best able to assist is Andrew Philip, Ph.D., LP. A clinical health psychologist and PCDC’s new Senior Director of Population Health, Dr. Philip brings extensive national experience …

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