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 partners with numerous community organizations in order to provide access to and funding for health care. Highlighted below are two of our community partners. A complete list of our partners through the grantmaking process is available in our Annual Report to the Community.
Women’s Community Clinic
The Women’s Community Clinic has been serving Bay Area women and girls since 1999. The Women’s Community Clinic uses an innovative model of leveraging volunteers to provide affordable care and improve the health and well-being of women and girls. Through its partnership with CPMC the clinic is able to ensure critical diagnostic services to women with abnormal test results by referring patients to CPMC to receive gynecological ultrasounds. CPMC provides funding to cover the physician fees associated with the ultrasounds, in addition to the ultrasounds themselves. This partnership allows women to receive necessary and timely care that they might not otherwise have access to. (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 Latina Breast Cancer 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 Latina Breast Cancer Agency to recruit at-risk women for regular mammography and treatment. Specifically, this is done at St. Luke’s where the clinical breast exams, mammography, and treatment is provided.
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