The Primary Care Coalition (PCC) makes health happen. We work with clinics, hospitals, health care providers, and other community partners to coordinate health care and related services for people experiencing vulnerability.
The story of the PCC began in 1993, when a group of physicians and public health officials imagined a community where every resident had access to high-quality health services. They envisioned a dependable source of care for people with low-incomes and no health insurance and created a framework that shared responsibility for providing that care across the public and private sectors. The PCC was formed to make their vision a reality.
Vision: The Primary Care Coalition envisions a strong, vibrant community that supports all people in achieving healthy lives. Mission: Our mission is to improve the health of vulnerable individuals and families by building partnerships and strengthening systems.
The PCC is deeply committed to providing a continuum of care for people who are uninsured or underinsured, have limited financial resources, experience health inequities due to structural racism and other social determinants, or face other barriers to achieving healthy lives.
People experiencing vulnerability often lead medically and socially complex lives. Without access to care and support services, their health declines:
They may not be able to work
They may struggle to support their families
They may receive costly medical care at hospital emergency departments
They may become hospitalized where they will receive high cost acute care
And if they don’t get the care they need, they may even have a reduced life expectancy
PCC works at the patient level and at the system level to disrupt this cycle by connecting people to the services they need.
Without PCC’s work, access to care is limited, uncoordinated, and burdensome for those who are most in need of care and support. Please, make a generous gift today to help us make health happen for community members experiencing vulnerability.