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
PCDC has been a prominent voice in spotlighting 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 …

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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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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

Categories: Client Spotlight, Investment
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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