Improving Specialty Care Referral Process and Creating Culture of Collaboration for Santa Clara County Safety Net Providers with E-­‐Consult

Friday, April 06, 2018

Three years ago, when a primary care provider in the Santa Clara County safety net referred someone to a specialist for follow-­‐up care, they relied on the patient to set up the appointment, a system that ultimately didn’t work. Within six months of being referred, 50 percent of patients had not seen a specialist. The process failed for a variety of reasons, recounts Kent Imai, medical director for Community Health Partnership (CHP), a consortium of nonprofit community health cent ..

Congress abandons community health centers, hurting thousands in Bay Area

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

By Anna G. Eshoo and Dolores Alvarado On Sept. 30, critical funding for federally qualified community health centers expired. This perceived lack of urgency endangers the health of our nation’s most vulnerable. Now, every community health center in California faces drastic cuts in federal funding that will cause many services to be discontinued, patients to be sent to emergency rooms, clinic staff laid off and some health center doors closed permanently. This critical funding pa ..

Community Health Partnership is Proud to Stand with DACA!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Community Health Partnership of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties’ Board of Directors, and staff, stand united in opposition to the President’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. We urge our Congressional representatives to pass legislation to protect the 800,000 immigrant youth and young adults in America who benefit from this program. "DREAMers" have been raised and educated in this country. They contribute to our workforce, our economy, and ..

Gilroy Dispatch: Obamacare Versus Trumpcare

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Despite the Senate’s latest misguided attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA/Obamacare), it survived. Republicans tried and failed more than 50 times to eliminate basic and essential health care services for everyone, especially our most vulnerable communities. Although Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan suggested that they might finally move on to other issues, our health care safety net remains vulnerable with opponents vowing to “kill it with a thou ..

Nonprofit of the Year Recognition

Thursday, June 29, 2017

San Jose, CA (6.29.17) – On Wednesday, June 28th, Community Health Partnership (CHP) was named Nonprofit of the Year at a celebration of California Nonprofits Day at the State Capitol in Sacramento. Community Health Partnership, represented by its CEO Dolores Alvarado, was selected by Assemblymember Evan Low to represent Assembly District 28, which encompasses much of the South Bay, as its Nonprofit of the Year. This award was given to approximately 100 out of the 250,000 nonprofit orga ..

Mercury News: Safety Net Clinics Reduce ER Visits

Friday, May 19, 2017

While government funded clinics were created over 50 years ago as a safety net for those most in need, they serve the community as a whole. Lumping together “high-cost emergency rooms” with community clinics as a place of last resort is wrong (“Grand jury report cites shortage of Medi-Cal doctors,” Page 1B, May 15). For many patients, community health clinics are the clinic of choice offering high quality medical services from experienced physicians and staff who are passionate about  ..

SIREN’s Policy Breakfast on Immigration Rights

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Today, Community Health Partnership (CHP) joined Services, Immigrant Rights & Education Network (SIREN) and the Council on American and Islamic Relations (CAIR) to address legislators and their staff, and immigration and health care allies on policy implications of the Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act and its attack on immigrants. SIREN’s popular Policy Breakfast, which took place on March 15th at the Martin Luther King Library, was attended by 60 active and engaged st ..

Know Your Rights Workshop

Friday, March 03, 2017

On March 1, 2017 Community Health Partnership conducted a Know Your Rights workshop in partnership with Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network (SIREN) and Asian Law Alliance (ALA) for community health clinic outreach and enrollment staff and behavioral health care providers. With over 90 people in attendance, participants learned about the current climate of immigration enforcement in our community, and specifically what community clinics and patients can do to preserve their righ ..

Santa Clara County Raids Response and Messaging

Thursday, February 16, 2017

County of Santa Clara County Executive’s Office of Immigrant Relations 70 West Hedding Street, 11th Floor San Jose, California 95110 (408) 299-5156 February 16th, 2017 Santa Clara County Raids Response and Messaging The Office of Immigrant Relations and the County of Santa Clara is committed to ensuring county residents stay informed on what is happening in the community. To that end Santa Clara County is sharing information with members of the community and organizations ..

County Passes a Resolution against the Muslim Ban

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

On Friday, January 27, 2017, President Donald Trump signed the “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” executive order, calling for temporary suspension of visas to people from “terror-prone countries.” The order also calls for the suspension of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) for 120 days, an indefinite ban on the resettlement of Syrian refugees, and a reduction in the number of refugees allowed to enter the U.S. from about 110,00 ..