Grant Program: Community Partnerships to Eliminate Health Disparities, FY 2007
Organization Name: South County Community Health Center
Organization Address: 1798-A Bay Road, East Palo Alto, CA 94303
Phone Number: (650) 330-7449
Fax Number: (650) 321-4552
Title of Project: Multicultural Community Health Connections Project
Project Director: Belinda Hernandez
Description of Organization:
South County Community Health is a non-profit community health center that provides primary medical care and prevention services for all ages, including the uninsured and new immigrants, regardless of ability to pay. Our patients reside in East Palo Alto, the Belle Haven community in Menlo Park and the North Fair Oaks section of Redwood City. There is a staff of 85 full- and part-time employees and contractors, including 24 medical professionals. The center currently operates at two fixed sites and uses a mobile health clinic provide care to children and the homeless population.
Description of project:
Multi-Cultural Community Health Connections (MCCHC) Project offers culturally effective strategies of intervention and prevention from grassroots education to clinic-based disease management to prevent and manage the most prevalent chronic diseases -- diabetes and hypertension. It combines medical care with health education, case management and self management to empower the patient. Our overall goal is to address health disparities related to diabetes and other chronic disease among Latinos, African Americans and Pacific Islanders in the East Bayshore area. Organizational partners include the South County Community Health Center, which partners with two community based organizations (Nuestra Casa and Taulama), and a county hospital (San Mateo Medical Center). Major activities include Community-Based Health Education, Community Screening/Early Diagnosis, and Clinic-Based Education and Care Management.