In New York State’s Rural Areas, Disparities in Primary Care Access: New Findings

Categories: Analytics, PCDC News, Policy
Access to primary care is one of the most frequently cited and urgent health problems facing rural populations. A new PCDC report — the first of its kind — examines this challenge in New York State, identifying key measures of access and specifying policy strategies for improvement. The “Rural Access to Primary Care in New …

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Behind the ‘Rural Access’ Report: Q&A with Mary Ford

Categories: Analytics
In recent months PCDC has spotlighted rural access to primary care in New York State, through both recent testimony and newly released findings. Leading this research is Mary Ford, MS, Director of Evaluation and Analytics, who authored the “Rural Access to Primary Care in New York State” report. Among its findings: While New York State’s urban …

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PCDC Spotlights Rural Access to Primary Care at NYS Assembly Hearing

Categories: Analytics, PCDC News, Policy
PCDC’s Mary Ford, Director of Evaluation and Analytics, testified before the New York State Assembly today, highlighting new findings about rural access to primary care. “We found that there are far fewer primary care providers per person in New York State’s rural and small-town communities, resulting in lower access for residents,” Ford said of PCDC’s …

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PCDC Advocates for Primary Care at NYC Council

Categories: Policy
TESTIMONY New York City Council Health Committee Budget and Oversight Hearing on Fiscal Year 2020 Preliminary Budget March 18, 2019 Thank you for the opportunity to share our recommendations with the committee today. Founded in 1993 by Mayor David Dinkins and a visionary group of health and civic leaders, the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) …

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PCDC Director Patrick Kwan Appointed to New York State Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Advisory Board

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Patrick Kwan, Senior Director of Advocacy and Communications for the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC), has been appointed by New York State Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie to the state’s Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Advisory Board. As a new board member and public officer, Kwan will help advise New York State Health Commissioner Dr. …

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