Critical Safety Net
CHCs serve as the medical, dental, mental health, substance abuse, and special services lifeline for more than 22 million people nationally – a number that continues to rise each year. Especially in areas where access to quality care is limited, CHCs provide a valuable safety net.
CHCs deliver quality care to low-income patients regardless of medical insurance or ability to pay. Focusing on equitable access to care, CHCs effect positive health outcomes for underserved communities who are otherwise priced out of the health care market.
Studies show that CHCs’ focus on an ‘integrated care’ model improves quality of care, promotes better health and lower costs while creating thousands of jobs, spurring economic development. This focus on whole person well-being places the patient’s needs first.
In partnership with The California Endowment and others, we are helping to expand the efforts of smaller health centers demonstrating innovative practices.
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Health Center Financing
Through our Healthier California Fund and CPCA Ventures Loan Fund we provide health center loans for acquisition, construction, equipment purchasing and working capital from $1 million to more than $5 million, with ability to facilitate larger loans through special programs.
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With support from policy makers, cities, and key partners, we bring industry leaders together to support policy change and spread innovative practices that support communities.
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Unity Health Care
For many years, uninsured residents of Washington D.C.’s Ward 5 had to rely on a small, outdated clinic. That all changed when we helped Unity Health open a new 26,000 sq. ft. facility, vastly increasing its services offered to patients.
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South of Market Health Center
Providing a ‘private practice’ experience, this San Francisco clinic has engendered the pride of its many homeless and low-income patients who rely on these doctors for their only source of care.
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OLE Health started as a humble clinic for farmworkers, but with our support, the health center now offers quality team-based care to all of Napa Valley’s vulnerable residents through their innovative integrated behavioral health model.
See Ole’s Team In Action