Making health happen takes a concerted effort by people at all points in the health care safety-net system. Without their work, our neighbors experiencing vulnerability wouldn't be able to receive the care they need. On April 18, 2019, the PCC partnered with Story District to bring to the stage the real life stories of the people who weave our health safety net. This event was about celebrating their achievements and hearing who their work has touched the lives of the people who provide services and those who receive them. Event proceeds went to support PCC's Project Access program, which provides specialty care for low-income, uninsured patients.
Fiscal year 2018 marks the eleventh year that the Primary Care Coalition has published selected annual measures of clinical performance among clinics participating in Montgomery Cares. Emphasis on quality, guided by a robust clinical measure set, has resulted in consistent and sustained improvement in clinical quality over the past decade. Nationally endorsed measures and technical specifications are used, and Montgomery Cares performance is benchmarked against HEDIS results (Healthcare Effectiveness and Data Information Set).
Nonprofit organizations play an essential role in helping communities thrive. Here in Montgomery County, the local government and nonprofit community have enjoyed a history of partnership. Over the past 18-months, the Primary Care Coalition has collaborated with Nonprofit Montgomery, WorkSource Montgomery and the Montgomery County Food Council to convene a series of four community roundtable meetings to discuss how we can achieve even greater impact by collaborating more effectively. The product of these exchanges was the creation of a vision document that presents a new outlook for how nonprofits and government can continue to work together to make Montgomery County a place where all residence can thrive.
The vision document, which was unveiled at an event on January 31, has been endorsed by nearly 50 nonprofit organizations.
The reports from two community roundtable meetings that informed the New Vision for Nonprofit and Government Collaboration can be downloaded at the links below.
For 25 years the Primary Care Coalition has been "making health happen." On November 28th we celebrated our 25th Anniversary with a day-long conference featuring an esteemed line up of esteemed speakers. We were pleased to welcome 150 participants and present a compelling program designed to share information, spark conversation, and inspire action to create more equitable health outcomes in our community.
Disparities in health outcomes are often the result of inequitable socio-economic circumstances. The PCC works to support all people in leading healthy lives with the recognition that people who experience racial, gender, and other inequities are likely to experience poorer health outcomes. This conference explored the many different ways health inequities are apparent in our health care system and how to lift up opportunities to create more equitable, person-centered systems and culture of care delivery.
(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.
(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.
This crisis house is a necessary resource for the severely mentally ill and will provide patients with a cost-effective, appropriate, community-based treatment option.
(Silver Spring, Maryland) – 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.
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.
PCC and the Montgomery County DHHS received the 2016 Exemplary Collaboration Award for their work to address cancer disparities. This honor from the Maryland Cancer Collaborative (MCC) was in recognition of work leading a task force focused on implementing the Maryland Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan and addressing cancer disparities.
Silver Spring, Maryland — The Primary Care Coalition (PCC) President and CEO, Leslie Graham, announced today that two seasoned executives will join the organization’s leadership team.
Avi Fichman will join the PCC as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Fichman brings more than 25 years of experience to the PCC and has held executive roles for a number of well-known organizations including: Make-A-Wish of the Mid Atlantic; UNHCR; and The Center for Public Integrity. As PCC’s Chief Operating Officer, he will oversee policies and procedures, and provide financial analysis, budgeting, and contracting expertise.
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