(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.
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.
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.
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.
County Executive Ike Leggett held the first of five forums to discuss the Fiscal Year 2018 budget at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Center on Monday, January 9. Steve Lieberman, chairman of the board of the Primary Care Coalition, asked Leggett to consider increasing funds for Montgomery Cares and Care for Kids.
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.
Ours is a rapidly changing community in a rapidly changing world. Yet, the vision of the PCC remains constant: to make ours the healthiest community in the nation. This annual report explores how recent changes have affected the health of low-income residents and the programs that serve them.
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.