CPMC partners with the organizations described below as a benefit to the community.
- Joint Venture Health
- South of Market Bayview Child Health Center
- Operation Access
- Project Homeless Connect
Joint Venture Health
GoalJoint 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 will improve early detection of developmental disabilities, treat moderate conditions on site, and coordinate services across care environments for children with high-risk conditions.
Program DetailsJoint Venture Health is a partnership between CPMC, UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health, and North East Medical Services (NEMS). Its pilot program located at NEMS’s largest clinic provides developmental and behavioral health screening and treatment services to children and families with NEMS as their medical home. CPMC invests in program development and provides a dedicated child development specialist and social worker who are stationed at NEMS.
- In 2014, more than 2,500 kids aged 0 to 10 were screened. Of those, 14 percent were at moderate or high risk for developmental and social/emotional delays.
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South of Market Bayview Child Health Center
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.
Three 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.
- BCHC serves a panel of about 1,000 patients, with 2,500 patient visits annually.
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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 1,500 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.
- To date, the care coordinated by Operation Access and provided to over 10,000 patients is valued at over $120 million dollars.
- In 2014, 22 CPMC physician volunteers served 81 patients with 50 operating room procedures and 48 other procedures and evaluations.
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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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