In addition to the other programs outlined in this website, CPMC offers clinical and financial support for community clinics and organizations that address specific community health needs for underserved populations. CPMC provides grants to not-for-profit community-based health and social service organizations who serve the poor and underserved. Through the grant and sponsorship making process, CPMC forms partnerships with local organizations to provide care and supportive funding for our community.
CPMC supports about 80 organizations that collectively serve more than a half million people. Highlighted below are two of our community partners.
Women’s Community Clinic
The Women’s Community Clinic has been serving Bay Area women and girls since 1999. The clinic uses an innovative model of leveraging volunteers to provide affordable, accessible care to over 3,000 low-income patients annually. In the clinic’s Health Workforce Development program in partnership with CPMC, these volunteers receive comprehensive women’s health education and health professions leadership development and training at the clinic. Utilizing community volunteers to provide direct health services helps the clinic operate efficiently and ensures that service providers reflect the gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and life experiences of the diverse clientele they serve. This program also addresses the large gap in access to health training programs and builds the workforce capacity of young people in the local community. (Photo: Kathi O'Leary)
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Latina Breast Cancer Agency
The Latina Breast Cancer Agency is a community-based organization that strives to reduce barriers to quality health care. The agency focuses on providing breast cancer screenings, follow-up diagnostics, and treatment services for uninsured Latinas living in the San Francisco Bay Area regardless of immigration status or age. CPMC partners with Latina Breast Cancer Agency by providing operational support allowing the agency to recruit at-risk women for regular mammography and treatment. This is done at the St. Luke’s Campus where the clinical breast exams, mammography, and treatment are provided.
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