The CPMC clinics described below address an unmet need in the community.
GoalThe primary goals of HealthFirst are to find a more cost-effective way to support patients with chronic illnesses in a primary care setting and improve the quality of care. To do this, HealthFirst offers the community access to prevention, outreach, and education services.
Program DetailsTo meet its goals, HealthFirst has a multidisciplinary team model that employs Community Health Workers (CHWs). CHWs are trained and supervised by chronic disease nurse educators to be part of a multidisciplinary team. CHWs are culturally and linguistically competent as they are recruited from the same community as the patients HealthFirst serves. At HealthFirst, CHWs provide health education, coach patients to improve their self-management skills, and encourage them to receive timely and comprehensive care. In addition to working closely with SLHCC patients, CHWs teach community classes to parents of children at risk for obesity in the South of Market, Mission, and Bayview-Hunters Point districts.
- Over 489 chronically ill patients have been served at HealthFirst since its inception in late 2006.
- HealthFirst has reduced pediatric asthma patient’s emergency department utilization and improved control of their symptoms.
- HealthFirst has improved HbA1c values for adult patients with type 2 diabetes that are classified as out of control.
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Bayview Child Health Center
GoalThe Bayview Child Health Center (BCHC) strives to deliver high-quality health care close to home, regardless of ability to pay, for children in the community. The BCHC focuses on keeping infants, children, and adolescents healthy, and on closely managing their care when they are ill.
Program DetailsFour pediatricians offer routine, preventive, and urgent care, and address prevalent community health issues, such as weight control and asthma management. The center is particularly attuned to the impact of community violence and childhood trauma on children’s mental and physical health. The clinic offers psychological and care coordination services to client families. Dental services are provided onsite through a partnership with the Native American Health Center and nutritional counseling is offered by a registered dietician.
- Since its inception in 2007, BCHC has served 1,744 unique patients and has had over 18,818 primary care patient visits.
- In collaboration with the Native American Dental Clinic and the Kalmanovitz Child Development Center, BCHC has provided onsite dental screenings and fluoride applications as well as developmental evaluations.
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Kalmanovitz Child Development Center
GoalThe Kalmanovitz Child Development Center (CDC) strives to provide multidisciplinary assessment and treatment for children with one or more conditions that affect their growth and development.
Program DetailsThe Kalmanovitz Child Development Center offers multidisciplinary assessment and treatment programs to help children and adolescents with medical and developmental concerns meet or exceed their potential. Comprehensive assessments and family consultations result in multidisciplinary care plans for speech, occupational and physical therapy, psychology services, support for learning disabilities, psychopharmacology, developmental/behavioral pediatrics, social skill groups, feeding therapy, and parent support and education. Additionally, the Whitney Newborn Clinic monitors the growth and development of babies who were admitted to CPMC’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit with certain medical conditions or low birth weights.
- In 2012, Kalmanovitz Child Development Center served 1,180 unduplicated patients and provided 20,356 total visits.
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