General Information

Health and Health Care

Recognizing the connection between people’s access to and understanding of health services and their own health, California’s hospitals have developed innovative community-based programs that promote access to maternal, child and teen health services; primary and specialty health care services; mental health and substance use disorder treatment; oral health services; tobacco cessation programs; health literacy and education; and care transition programs.


COACH for Kids and Their Families: Providing no-cost health and social services to underserved communities in Los Angeles.  


Community Nurse: Funding a nurse in Bay Area schools that have a high percentage of students eligible for the federal free lunch program.


Mobile Adolescent Health Services (Teen Van): Providing expert care for high-risk kids and young adults ages 10 to 25 in in Santa Clara, San Mateo and San Francisco counties.


Partners for Healthy Kids Mobile Clinic: Immunizing, educating, counseling and referring children and families at over a dozen elementary schools in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County. 


Preteen And Teen Immunization Project (PATI): Increasing HPV and Meningococcal immunization rates among children age 11-18 in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County.


School Health Program: Providing school nurses to 12 K-8 schools in low-income communities throughout the San Fernando Valley that lost government funding to support a nurse position.



Community Care Center: Helping fill the gap between senior centers and full-time residential care through a variety of daily activities for older or disabled adults in Lodi who cannot fully care for themselves.


Community Health Care Program: Helping children and young adults in Northern California pay for health coverage if they don’t otherwise have access to it.


Every Woman Counts: Offering culturally appropriate, free breast cancer screening and diagnostic services to low-income, uninsured women 40 and older at risk for breast cancer.

Healthy Kids Humboldt: Dedicated to providing all Humboldt County children with health insurance.


LA Breathmobile Program: Delivering asthma specialty care to underserved children in Los Angeles County at no costs to their families.


Lung Cancer Screening: Providing low-dose, non-contrast CT scans of the lungs to people in Northern California at high risk of developing lung cancer.


Mobile Health Clinic: Serving as a link for patients to a medical care system through referrals and collaboration with area providers in Contra Costa County.


Operation Access: Offering free surgical and specialty care to uninsured and underserved people through a medical volunteer network in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo and Sonoma counties.


Patient Navigator Program: Patient navigator program in emergency departments targeting Medi-Cal insured and uninsured, to ensure patients have timely access to appropriate and quality care.


Ravenswood Family Health Center – Health Partnerships of Mutual Benefit: Providing culturally sensitive, integrated primary health care in Northern California, regardless of ability to pay or immigration status, and addressing social determinants of health.


Specialty Care Access: Supplying specialty care and treatment to uninsured, low-income residents in central and east Contra Costa County.



Creating Healthier Attitudes Today (CHAT): Offering a mental health education program for vulnerable adults living in underserved communities of Los Angeles County. 


Mental Health Center: Improving the health and well-being of underserved individuals in the community surrounding Hoag Hospital through psychotherapy services.


Putnam Clubhouse: Supporting people living with mental illness through peer support and vocational rehabilitation intervention.


Serial Inebriate Program: Addressing homelessness in Sacramento through community partnerships and collaboration.



Healthy Smiles: Improving the oral health of children in Orange County through prevention, outreach and education, access to treatment, and advocacy.


Mighty Mouth School-Based Dental Program: Increasing dental education and preventive habits among pre-school through sixth grade students in Sonoma County through a school-based program.


Mobile Dental Clinic: Providing over 8,000 patient visits per year for low-income, uninsured, and under-insured children ages 0-15 years of age in southwest Santa Rosa.



Mobile Eye Van: Offering free eye care services and glasses for underserved communities in Los Angeles County.


Vision Mobile Clinic: Providing free vision screenings and prescription glasses to underprivileged and underserved individuals in Fresno.



Contra Costa Refugee Health Project: Forging sustainable partnerships with other community health services to help newly arriving refugees successfully access the health services they need.


Get Out And Live (GOAL) Diabetes Management Program: Teaching adults in Southern California who have been diagnosed with or are at risk for diabetes to eat healthier, be more active and make more informed decisions.


Health Stars Literacy Program: Holding education sessions for low-income and homeless parents in San Diego and southern Riverside counties to help them achieve a healthy lifestyle. 


Healthy Kids Musical Theatre Performance: Using musical theatre and comedy, offered as a 50-minute school assmebly, to teach healthy lifestyle choices to elementary students in Sutter and Yuba counties.


Know Your Basics Community Wellness Campaign: Helping South Los Angeles residents learn to better manage their health.


Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity & Nutrition (We Can!) Program: Focusing on fitness and nutrition at elementary schools in the South Lake Tahoe area.



CARE Network: Coordinating care for Napa Valley residents with chronic disease through support from nurses, social workers, nutritionists, community health workers and more.

Care Transitions Intervention Program: Providing 30-day post-discharge care transition coaching and community resources for underinsured or uninsured vulnerable patients in east San Diego County.


Complex Community Care Coordination: Connecting vulnerable patients in the Concord area to services through hospital and community case management.



Tobacco Cessation/Partnership for Smoke-Free Families: Preventing tobacco smoke exposure among pregnant women and young children through resources and support to obstetricians and pediatricians in San Diego County.



Harris Fishbon Distinguished Professorship in Clinical Translational Research in Aging: Identifying strategic opportunities to improve the medical and psychosocial well-being of older adults globally.


Preventing Heart Attacks & Strokes Everyday (PHASE) Grants: Making heart disease treatment more accessible and affordable throughout Northern California.


Research Bank: Improving doctors’ and researchers’ ability to learn about disease and help people live healthier lives in Northern California.