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Our Mission

Who Are We? Philadelphia Coordinated Health Care’s (PCHC) mission is to enhance access to community health care through education, public health outreach, advocacy and empowerment as well as to improve health care outcomes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in the Southeastern Region of Pennsylvania.

Guiding Principle

It is more important than ever, in the current health care environment, that we focus on integrated health care so that people with I/DD achieve wellness.

Our Work

PCHC was created in 1989 to support Philadelphians with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) and expanded in 1999 to support individuals throughout the entire Southeastern Region of Pennsylvania.

While PCHC staff provide no direct health care services, they work on a wide range of activities to promote accessible and responsive community health care. Efforts include:

  • education and training on many health care topics;
  • support for teams addressing complex medical issues;
  • development of useful health care materials;
  • clinical reviews to clarify behavioral health issues;
  • nursing reviews to assist with complicated medical issues;
  • reviews of incident data to identify health care risks; and,
  • public health projects to raise awareness about health care and disability issues.

The wide variety of initiatives allow PCHC staff to work with:
  • individuals with I/DD;
  • families;
  • provider agencies;
  • supports coordination units;
  • county and state government representatives;
  • advocacy and public health organizations;
  • community health care providers; and,
  • managed care organizations.
PCHC is the Southeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Quality Unit (HCQU). The Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs considers PCHC the model for its HCQU initiative, and currently eight HCQUs function across the Commonwealth.

PMHCC supports the PCHC program with human resources, fiscal services, facilities and information services.

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Funding provided by Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health/ Intellectual disAbility Services,
the Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery County Offices of Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
and the Office of Developmental Programs, Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.

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123 S. Broad Street
22nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19109

ext. 3685


PCHC Office Manager