McKesson Foundation and United Way
Philanthropy that changes lives
Concerned about the health of children living in the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood, Tipping Point Community, McKesson Foundation and United Way of the Bay Area along with several generous individual donors— laid the groundwork for California Pacific Medical Center's Bayview Child Health Center.
McKesson Foundation, Inc. began its philanthropic partnership with California Pacific Medical Center in 1982, and has contributed almost $300,000 to the Medical Center over the past 24 years. Recognizing the need to improve the delivery of health care services in some of San Francisco’s most economically disadvantaged neighborhoods, the Foundation increased its level of giving in 2007.
Currently the McKesson Foundation is supporting the new Bayview Child Health Center, CPMC's site for comprehensive, community-based, child and adolescent health services. As a result, of the McKesson Foundation’s support, the Center successfully opened in March 2007. Under the direction of Medical Director Nadine Burke M.D., the Center is actively providing highly skilled pediatric care, assisting in measurably reducing health disparities among the children of Bayview Hunters Point; working toward decreasing the number of preventable hospitalizations from ambulatory care sensitive conditions; and fostering a seamless continuum of child health resources.
United Way of the Bay Area (UWBA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to community impact. Their mission is to be the catalyst that enables people to strengthen communities by investing in one another. Through the Bay Area Community Fund, United Way supports more than 250 local programs that fight poverty and create opportunities for children, youth, families and neighborhoods to thrive. Currently, United Way is supporting CPMC's Bayview Child Health Center, a site for comprehensive, community-based, child and adolescent health services. For more information, visit United Way's website at www.uwba.orgOpens new window.
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