Essential Learning Partners with PCDC to Provide Online Medical Home Training Solutions to Safety Net Providers

Cost-effective eLearning solutions include interactive online courses, flexible reporting/tracking and CE credit through CEQuick and Elevate LMS platforms

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Essential Learning, the leading provider of eLearning services to the health and human service nonprofit sector, is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) that provides flexible and customizable training solutions for primary care providers, including topics such as achieving patient-centered medical home recognition and sustaining a culture of continuous quality improvement.

Essential Learning offers online training services, including staff compliance training and continuing education for professionals in mental health, addiction treatment, community health, developmental disabilities, community action, child welfare and other human services organizations. Essential Learning’s specialized curriculum for health care providers assists healthcare organizations to comply with standards of the Joint Commission and the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care. In addition, the library offers workforce development courses and continuing education for medical, behavioral health, and dental staff.

Courses are offered through an individual course-by-course purchase option via or PCDC providers can access courses via ElevateTM learning management system.

The state-of-the-art Learning Management System – ElevateTM LMS – offers comprehensive course libraries, enrollment, training management, tracking, and reporting features that will help members save money and deliver training more efficiently.

Benefits Include:

  • Access to a library of 900+ hours of courses covering a wide range of topics
  • Individual professionals can select and purchase courses with CE Credits
  • Completion certificates for continuing education
  • Develop career paths for employees to prepare them for a new position or promotion
  • Automate annual training – saves staff time

“With tremendous pressure on practices to provide high quality care to a growing number of patients, we are excited to partner with Essential Learning in developing a cost and time- effective learning platform to spur PCMH achievements,” said Peter Cucchiara, Managing Director, Performance Improvement at Primary Care Development Corporation.

About Essential Learning

Essential Learning, based in San Diego, California, was founded in 2002 by Susan Erskine and Lorraine Watson, PhD. both former healthcare executives with extensive clinical and administrative experience in the behavioral health industry. Essential Learning has grown to become the largest provider of e-learning services to behavioral health, substance abuse, community health, corrections, developmental disability and child welfare service organizations in 49 states and Canada. Flexible E-Learning solutions to meet all needs: CEQuick for individuals, Elevate Learning Management System for organizations, Enterprise solutions for large organizations and partnerships.

For more information about Essential Learning, visit, email [email protected] or call 800-729-9198 ext 266.

About Primary Care Development Corporation

PCDC’s Performance Improvement Practice, founded on the principles of practice redesign and improving access, has trained more than 5,000 healthcare staff and licensed providers at more than 300 healthcare organizations throughout the United States to deliver patient-centered, primary care services for low-income and medically underserved populations. PCDC has assisted more than 150 sites in their efforts towards PCMH transformation and achieving NCQA medical home recognition, including hospital clinics, federally qualified health centers, special needs providers and private practices.

For more information about PCDC visit or call 212-437-3900.

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Mary McFadden, 800-729-9198 Ext. 266
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