Mission: The primary care coalition's exempt mission is to be the catalyst for the development and coordination of a community-based health care system that strives for universal access and health equity for underserved residents of montgomery county, md.
Programs: Montgomery cares:in fiscal year 2015, montgomery cares provided nearly 69,000 primary care visits to more than 24,000 patients without health insurance through a network of community clinics. The $10,650,000 expended in fy-15 included the primary care visits, dispensed more than $1,400,000 in medications to patients, coordinated more than 12,000 patient referrals to specialty care providers and expanded the behavioral health screening and treatment services to all of our partner clinics.
community pharmacy:the program secured $3,200,000 in medications from the pharmaceutical industry as well as more than $500,000 in donated services from local providers and hospitals.
center for health improvement:the chi focuses primarily on health improvement and disease prevention. The largest component of the chi is the breast health quality initiative funded primarily by the susan g. Komen foundation and is the driving force behind the breast health quality consortium of the national capital area that provides training to breast health providers serving vulnerable populations to improve quality and integration of services. This included a training of 65 mammography technologists and three coordinated meetings of representatives from over 40 breast health providers from across the spectrum of care.
pcc provides a number of community based health initiatives, including breast health, cancer screening and cardiac health improvement. In addition, the organization conducts research into widening health disparities in low income and minority communities.