Below you will find stories of companies using innovation to better the lives of many people in their area, and all around the world.
Kheir Center: Merging Technological Innovation with Cultural Competency to Foster Healthier Communities
Established in 1986 and serving more than 10,000 patients per year, Kheir (Korean Health Education, Information and Research) Center was initially created to connect members of the Korean community who have low incomes, are recent immigrants, and are non-English-speaking with local health and social service providers. Today, Kheir is a broad-based agency that provides comprehensive health care and human services through its Clinics, Adult Day Health Care center, and Enabling Services to under-resourced and uninsured residents of Southern California.
Via Care Community Health Center: Building on a Foundation of Empowering Patients
Via Care builds on a foundation of empowering patients to take control of their health and lives, offering extensive family planning, health screenings, and health education, in addition to primary and acute care. Behavioral health services help provide confidential, accessible counseling and support that mitigates the stigma usually associated with seeking mental health treatment.
Tarzana Treatment Centers: Partnering to Lower the Cost of Care by Treating Chronic Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
Since 1971, Tarzana Treatment Centers has integrated behavioral health with primary care first for the benefit of the patient, but also because integrated care results in lower costs and better health outcomes.
ParkTree Community Health Center: Expanding Its Value to the Community Through Innovation
ParkTree Community Health Center aims to be the medical home for under-resourced people by providing high quality preventive and primary health care. Serving as the medical home for patients is not to fulfill a new trend or to receive status – it’s to walk the walk and talk the talk to provide the best care possible to patients, their families and the community.
South Central Family Health Center: Get Movin’ & Eat Right! Keeping Our Patients Healthy
South Central Family Health Center’s exercise and nutrition programs not only improve patients’ physical health, they foster a sense of community. Patients look forward to seeing their fellow participants and are building relationships while taking control of their health.
Asian Pacific Health Care Venture: Helping Our Community Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle
Like many Americans, Asian Pacific Health Care Venture patients struggle with diabetes, cardiovascular disease and the daily challenges of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Despite having lower body weights, the prevalence of diabetes among Asian Americans is three times greater than non-Hispanic Whites. Part of Asian Pacific Health Care Venture’s health education and advocacy is changing the relationship patients and even staff have with the food they eat.
Bartz-Altadonna: Creating Partnerships for Healthy Kids
Bartz-Altadonna has created partnerships with the Lancaster School District to help give 7th graders in the Antelope Valley access to TDAP shots. These partnerships continue to grow and more kids are accessing these shots, some through the use of mobile clinics.
The Achievable Foundation: Care Models for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
The number of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) such as autism, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, epilepsy and Down syndrome has increased dramatically in the past decade. The Achievable Foundation has partnered with The Chicago School of Professional Psychology to implement an innovative, community-based training program to develop clinicians and leaders in the field of clinical psychology for individuals with I/DD.
Venice Family Clinic & RAND partner for SUMMIT Study to Improve Substance Use Treatment
Primary care is an ideal setting in which to treat substance use disorder. Primary care providers are usually the first contact most people have with the health care system, and most people visit their primary care provider at least once every two years. Substance use treatment also offers an opportunity to further integrate services offered at a patient-centered medical home – allowing health centers to overcome barriers to access and care delivery, and better meet the needs of patients.
East Valley Community Health Center: Using Innovative Methods to Create Healthier Individuals and Communities
East Valley Community Health Center believes health care should not only focus on treating medical issues when they arise, but educating our patients about disease prevention and healthy lifestyle choices. East Valley has launched many new programs, classes, and activities that focus on the importance of making healthy choices.
Clinica Mons. Oscar A. Romero: Creating Opportunities to Lead and Make a Difference
At the heart of every clinic are its patients. They come in with aches and pains, with a desire to be healed, and at times to find a sense of purpose. When patients enter the doors of Clinica Mons. Oscar A. Romero, each patient not only has access to quality care, but also an opportunity to lead and make a difference in their lives.
Los Angeles Christian Health Centers: Understanding the Connection Between Health Care and Housing
For patients who are experiencing homeless and able to make it to a Los Angeles Christian Health Center (LACHC) clinic, LACHC provides social services to help make a way to housing and health. For those unable to make it to a clinic, LACHC reaches out through street medicine in partnership with agencies striving to help the most vulnerable by providing supportive housing with on-site healthcare.
Harbor Community Clinic: A Newly Granted FQHC With 45 Years of Experience
Beginning as a “storefront” in 1970 and catering to the needs of women and children, Harbor Community Clinic is now a comprehensive medical home to more than 5,500 men, women and children residing in San Pedro and surrounding communities. Harbor Community Clinic offers a wide array of healthcare services as well as referrals to ancillary and specialty care, plus enrollment assistance, all at low- or no-cost.
Antelope Valley Community Clinic: Community Comes Together to Create a Solution
Antelope Valley Community Clinic was created by the community to provide comprehensive high-quality health care services, including prevention and education, with special emphasis on the medically underserved and populations with low incomes.
T.H.E. (To Help Everyone) Health and Wellness Centers
The mission of T.H.E. (To Help Everyone) Health and Wellness Centers is to improve the health and well-being of the Los Angeles communities they serve by providing excellent and affordable preventive, primary and behavioral health care, accessible to all. Part of the model is teaming up with LAUSD to provide access to care for students and those in the community.
QueensCare Health Centers
QueensCare Health Centers has a mission to provide quality primary health care and has introduced programs and services that address a range of whole person care to help meet that mission. From chronic disease management to dental services, pediatric weight management, and care coordination teams, QueensCare Health Centers is at the forefront of community health care innovation.