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    Partnerships

    CPMC partners with the organizations described below as a benefit to the community.

    Joint Venture Health

    Goal
    Joint Venture Health aims to transform the delivery of developmental and behavioral health services by integrating these services for low-income children into the community clinics where they already receive medical services. The program improves early detection of developmental disabilities, treats moderate conditions on site, and coordinates services across care environments for children with high-risk conditions.

    Program Details
    Joint Venture Health is a partnership between CPMC, UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health, and North East Medical Services (NEMS). The program began at NEMS’s Stockton clinic and has expanded to the San Bruno Avenue clinic, providing developmental and behavioral health screening and treatment services to children and families with NEMS as their medical home. CPMC supports program development, operations, and ongoing evaluation through annual cash contributions and program grants.

    Key Statistics
    • In 2016, the program offered screenings to a patient population of 6,500 kids up to age 18. Of those screened, 19 percent were at moderate or high risk for developmental delays and psychosocial issues.
    For more information please visit the Joint Venture Health website.
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    South of Market Bayview Child Health Center


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    Goal
    South of Market Bayview Child Health Center (BCHC) strives to deliver high-quality health care close to home for children in the community, regardless of ability to pay. BCHC focuses on keeping infants, children and adolescents healthy, and on closely managing their care when they are ill.

    Program Details
    The clinic’s 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. Therefore, the center offers integrated psychological and case management services to client families through partnership with the Center for Youth Wellness. BCHC also provides developmental evaluations in collaboration with CPMC’s Kalmanovitz Child Development Center.

    CPMC opened Bayview Child Health Center in 2007 in response to an important community need. In 2014, CPMC worked closely with South of Market Health Center (SMHC) to secure a federal grant and transfer clinic ownership to SMHC. This transition ensures financial sustainability and high-quality health care for Bayview families for the long term. CPMC continues to provide financial support to BCHC and works with clinical leadership to support the clinic’s operations and mission.

    Key Statistics
    • In the past year, BCHC served 770 patients, with 1,862 patient visits.
    For more information, please visit the South of Market Health Center website or contact the clinic at (415) 503-6000.

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    Operation Access

    Goal
    Operation 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 Details
    Operation Access mobilizes a network of 1,500 volunteer medical professionals, 40 hospitals and ambulatory care centers, and 20 medical groups that provide acutely needed medical care to patients referred from more than 80 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's partner hospitals provide operating rooms and surgical equipment on a rotating basis, and volunteer physicians and surgical teams provide low-risk outpatient surgery.

    Key Statistics
    • To date, the care coordinated by Operation Access and provided to over 10,000 patients is valued at over $135 million dollars.
    • In 2016, 28 volunteer physicians provided 217 surgical procedures and diagnostic services for 139 individuals at CPMC and Sutter Health Endoscopy Centers in San Francisco.
    For more information please visit the Operation Access website or contact communications@operationaccess.org.

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    Project Homeless Connect

    Goal
    Project 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 Details
    Over 7,000 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. Hundreds of community volunteers partner with government agencies, not-for-profits, and the private sector every three 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.

    Key Statistics
    • Between 1,500 and 2,000 homeless individuals are connected with services during any given volunteer session.
    For more information please visit the Project Homeless Connect website or contact them directly at (415) 503-2123.

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