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The Tree House Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County Forms an Independent Nonprofit

(Silver Spring, Maryland) –  In October 2017 the Tree House formally separated from the Primary Care Coalition (PCC), which had served as its fiscal agent since the late 1990’s. The Tree House is now incorporated as a new nonprofit under the name The Tree House Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County MD.

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Nexus Montgomery Funds Expansion of Crisis Services for the Mentally Ill

(Silver Spring, Maryland) – With capital investment from the Nexus Montgomery Regional Partnership, Cornerstone Montgomery has begun operating its third crisis house, serving community members experiencing a mental health crisis. The new facility accommodates eight patients and is located on Layhill Road, Silver Spring, Maryland.

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Statement on Hogan Veto of Paid Sick Days Legislation

The Primary Care Coalition is troubled by Governor Hogan’s decision to veto the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act, which passed in the House by an 88-51 margin and in the Senate by a margin of 29-18. The people of Maryland want paid sick days. We are counting on our representatives in Annapolis to deliver. We are joining with advocacy groups all across the state and calling on the Maryland Legislature to override this veto at the start of the 2018 Legislative session.

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Primary Care Coalition Receives $250,000 grant from Maryland Physicians Care

The Primary Care Coalition (PCC) has been awarded $250,000 by Maryland Physicians Care (MPC), a Medicaid managed care organization, to purchase immunizations for residents enrolled in Montgomery Cares, a public-private partnership that provides basic health care to low-income and uninsured adults in Montgomery County, Maryland.

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PCC Position Statement on Diversity and Inclusion

Consistent with and in furtherance of the mission and objectives of the Primary Care Coalition (PCC), we make this statement upholding PCC’s core values of diversity and inclusion.
The PCC envisions a community in which all residents have the opportunity to live healthy lives. The PCC upholds the principles of diversity, inclusion, and respect for people from all cultures and backgrounds and recognizes that these values are directly related to the health of every individual and the health of the community as a whole.

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PCC launches pilot program to provide behavioral health to children

In January 2017, the Primary Care Coalition (PCC) launched the Caring for the Whole Child pilot program to provide uninsured children and teens enrolled in Care for Kids (CFK) with access to needed behavioral health services.

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In Memoriam: Dr. Ulder Tillman

Dr. Ulder Tillman, Montgomery County’s Health Officer for the last 13 years and a respected community leader, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. We extend our condolences to her family, her colleagues and friends, and the community that she served so well.

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PCC receives two awards recognizing work to eliminate health disparities

The PCC received two awards for its work focused on eliminating health disparities. The Maryland Cancer Collaborative honored PCC and the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) with the 2016 Exemplary Collaboration Award and the Adventist HealthCare Center for Health Equity and Wellness honored the PCC with the 2016 Blue Ribbon Award.

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PCC Receives Two Awards Recognizing Work to Eliminate Health Disparities

The Maryland Cancer Collaborative honored PCC and the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) with the 2016 Exemplary Collaboration Award and the Adventist HealthCare Center for Health Equity and Wellness honored the PCC with the 2016 Blue Ribbon Award.

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PCC Announces Two Seasoned Executives to Join Leadership Team

PCC President and CEO, Leslie Graham, announced today that two seasoned executives will join the organization’s leadership team. Avi Fichman has joined the PCC as Chief Operating Officer and Jeff Goldman will become the PCC’s first Vice President for Population Health.

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