CPMC partners with the organizations described below as a benefit to the community.
GoalOperation Access enables Bay Area health care providers to donate vital surgical, specialty, and diagnostic care to uninsured Bay Area patients who have limited financial resources.
Program DetailsOperation Access mobilizes a network of 1,200 volunteer medical professionals, 35 medical centers, and 18 medical groups to provide acutely needed medical care to patients referred from more than 90 community clinics. Over the past decade, CPMC’s partnership with Operation Access has provided a mechanism for CPMC staff to directly address a significant community need for access to specialty care and reduction in health disparities. Operation Access' partner hospitals provide operating rooms and surgical equipment on a rotating basis, and volunteer physicians and surgical teams provide low-risk outpatient surgery.
- Operation Access has touched the lives of over 10,000 individuals.
- The care coordinated through Operation Access is valued in excess of $100 million dollars.
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Hep B Free Campaign
GoalHep B Free is a citywide campaign to establish San Francisco as the first city in the nation that aims to identify and manage every resident with existing hepatitis B virus (HBV), and to vaccinate and protect those at significant risk for infection. Additionally, the campaign strives to increase awareness about the importance of testing for hepatitis B, promote routine hepatitis B testing and vaccination, and ensure access to treatment for chronically infected individuals.
Program DetailsCPMC physicians joined with citywide partners to design this unprecedented campaign that provides free hepatitis B testing and vaccinations to Asians and Pacific Islanders (API) and other at-risk adults at locations throughout the city. Both clinical and non-clinical CPMC volunteers bring a mobile program to the community to encourage education and free, confidential testing. HBV infection, and the liver cancer and liver failure strongly associated with it, are preventable through vaccination. The vaccine is so effective that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization have called the hepatitis B vaccine the first “anti-cancer” vaccine.
- Since the program’s inception in 2008, over 4,800 individuals have been screened for HBV. Of those screened, 159 were found to be infected with HBV.
- Follow-up with individuals requiring vaccination includes returning to communities where the screenings were held to provide vaccinations on-site.
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Project Homeless Connect
GoalProject Homeless Connect provides space for not-for-profit medical and social service organizations to congregate and provide services to the homeless population of San Francisco.
Program DetailsAn estimated 4,550 to 7,550 people in San Francisco have no place to call home. The mission of Project Homeless Connect is to give San Francisco’s homeless population resources that will help them move off the streets and into housing. More than 1,000 community volunteers partner with government agencies, not-for-profits, and the private sector every two-months to provide a one-stop shop of health and human services for homeless people. CPMC provides both medical and non-medical volunteers to this event on a yearly basis. CPMC volunteers assist in providing everything from primary care services to dental screenings, acupuncture treatments, and massages.
- Between 1,500 and 2,000 homeless individuals are connected with services during any given volunteer session.
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