Points on Care

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Points on Care is a quarterly data brief series presenting timely and innovative analytic work on issues facing primary care access. In each brief, PCDC’s Evaluation and Analytics team will share new findings as part of broader, ongoing research into emerging topics in primary care.

Rising Need for Behavioral Health Integration (2021)

In this issue of Points on Care, PCDC reviews the most recent information on primary – behavioral health care integration, including latest data on integration’s promising impacts on clinical outcomes and cost reduction. The brief also presents emerging data on rising behavioral health needs amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Historic Redlining Practices Create Health Inequities (2020)

In this issue of Points on Care, PCDC examines historic redlining practices and its implications in creating health disparities across New York City. These practices include unfair housing and lending discrimination, which resulted in neighborhoods experiencing adverse effects due to poverty, including higher rates of uninsurance and obesity.

California Primary Care Access (2020)

In this issue of Points on Care, aspects of primary care access are examined across the state of California. Disparities in access are observed, and a closer analysis of the four largest cities in California reveals further disparities that are aligned with socioeconomic indicators.

COVID-19 and Health Inequities in NYC (2020)

In this special issue of Points on Care, COVID-19 rates and associations with chronic disease burden, socioeconomic factors, and primary care access are explored in the pandemic’s epicenter: New York City. This brief identifies deepening health disparities and calls for rapid response through the primary care system.

NYC Hotspot Data Brief

Hotspots in Preventable Emergency Department Visits (2020)

In this issue of Points on Care, clusters of potentially preventable Emergency Department visits in New York City are mapped and examine for associations with community-level health inequities.

Rural-Urban Gap in Uninsured in New York (2019)

In the first issue of Points on Care, the shortages in uninsured rates along the rural-urban continuum are explored and we evaluates the degree to which disparities were mitigated by the Affordable Care Act in NYS.