Isaac Kastenbaum Appointed Managing Director of Performance Improvement

Categories: PCDC News, Technical Assistance
PCDC recently announced the appointment of Isaac Kastenbaum as Managing Director of its Performance Improvement practice, following a highly competitive national search. Kastenbaum will lead the strategic direction, growth, and strengthening of the organization’s capacity building and training efforts. He will also oversee its growing team of experts in practice transformation, care coordination, Patient-Centered Medical …

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Staff Spotlight: Adventures in Patagonia (and at PCDC)

Categories: Investment
Thearada (Teddy) Namcharoen serves as an Analyst for PCDC’s Capital Investment team, which invests in underserved communities by providing advisory services and responsible, affordable loan capital.   Previously, Namcharoen was a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in New York State and a Credit Account Officer at Bangkok Bank’s New York Branch, managing a portfolio of more than …

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PCDC Highlights Primary Care Research and Benefits in NYC Council Testimony

Categories: Analytics, Policy
In testimony before the New York City Council today, PCDC highlighted its findings on primary care access disparities, measured on a City Council District level. By examining all 51 districts, the Primary Care Access Profiles provide a multidimensional view of gaps in access, help support advocacy for additional services, and inform siting of new primary …

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Disparities in Primary Care Access: Q&A with Kirsten Weisbeck

Categories: Analytics, PCDC News, Policy
PCDC’s newly released Primary Care Profiles identify marked disparities in primary care access in New York City, measured on a City Council District level. The findings hold great potential for policy and advocacy efforts, says Health Research Analyst Kirsten Weisbeck, MPH, who co-authored the profiles. A member of the Evaluation and Analytics team, Weisbeck specializes …

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Q&A: Assisting PCDC’s Behavioral Health Integration Work

Categories: PCDC News, Technical Assistance
This summer, PCDC’s Performance Improvement team welcomed Laura Heath, MD, MA, MRCP, who had sought and received a New York Academy of Medicine fellowship — specifically to take part in PCDC’s behavioral health integration work. A native of the United Kingdom, Dr. Heath studied at Oxford University, completed her MPH at Harvard University, and is …

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