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 ..
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 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 ..
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 ..
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 ..