Policy & Advocacy
Primary care saves lives, leads to better individual and community health, and is central to health equity. PCDC works with primary care providers, policymakers, industry leaders, and other advocates to advance policies that increase access to quality* primary care, ultimately enabling improved health outcomes, reduced costs, and increased health equity.
Through decades of experience investing in and strengthening primary care in underserved communities, PCDC intimately understands the rapidly changing health care policy landscape and is uniquely positioned to offer actionable policy recommendations.
Our Policy Priorities
PCDC supports policies at the federal, state, and local level that promote health equity by expanding and ensuring access to quality* primary care for disinvested communities and communities with the greatest need.
In 2022, PCDC is working to advance policies that:
- Improve and increase payment for primary care, leading to more equitable access, a more sustainable workforce, more stability in financing, and better quality, whole-person care.
- Directly support capital investment in and sustainability for primary care providers in dis
- invested communities, so that they can provide the care needed in safe, welcoming, supportive, appropriately resourced facilities.
- Directly support providers by working to eliminate barriers to provision of care, helping to build a sustainable, culturally competent workforce that cares for disinvested, low income, and rural communities.
Click here to see a summary of PCDC’s 2022 Policy Priorities.
- Develop and advance meaningful policy proposals that improve primary care financing, reimbursement, service delivery, and workforce training and pipeline development
- Partner with primary care and community development organizations to advance common goals
- Educate key federal, state, and local policymakers on the importance and impact of a robust primary care delivery system