Letter: Change punishes legal immigrants in need

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Community Health Partnership CEO, Dolores Alvarado, knows that health advocacy doesn't take weekends off, so neither does she! If you had a chance to check out Sunday's edition of The Mercury News (https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/12/03/letter-change-punishes-legal-immigrants-in-need/) you may have read her letter to the editor regarding changes to the Public Charge rules and the effects it has on our immigrant communities. It reads: Re: “As new Trump policy looms, fewer Bay Area immigra ..

Immigration Toolkit

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Stories of family separation at the U.S. border have not only created a national outcry but have also unsettled many immigrant and refugee children and families living in Santa Clara County who are experiencing fears of deportation and family separation and exhibiting signs and symptoms of trauma. The research on trauma is abundantly clear: trauma has a serious negative impact on physical and behavioral health, even impacting the brain development of young children. {module_literatu ..

25 Years, One Voice

Monday, October 08, 2018

On September 20th, 2018, Community Health Partnership celebrated its 25th Anniversary by honoring its member health centers and their hard-working staff. We heard from elected-official-community-health-center-ambassadors, enjoyed two performances from Ensamble Folclórico Colibrí & Maestro Hernandez, got a first glimpse at CHP's video premier: "One Voice", and dined on delicious food from Mezcal restaurant!  ..

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 ..