We believe that the health of Angelenos begins with access to resources beyond health care. Communities in Los Angeles County facing economic hardship in terms of housing, unemployment, income and education are also the communities with the greatest health needs and lack of access to health services. The health area will continue to support the safety net of clinics and hospitals serving low-income and uninsured Angelenos and will also address the root causes of poor health through core operating support grants.
Senior Program Officer, Health
213-413-4130 Ext. 250
rveniegas [@] calfund [.] org
Strategies & Outcomes
- Increase quality clinical direct services to expand availability of timely, affordable and high quality healthcare and health promotion services, including the development of new health care access points; improve patient intermediate health statuses; increase knowledge, confidence and behavior around prevention, detection and management of chronic and other health conditions; and improve access and use of mental health and substance use services.
- Improve pathways to prevention and care that increase availability of integrated and effective systems of healthcare and service delivery; increase care coordination; increase assisted patient navigation; and increase proper utilization of care by patients.
- Support civic engagement in health promotion, disease prevention, health equity, policy and advocacy and insurance enrollment/retention.
- Build organizational capacity to operate more efficiently and effectively, including conducting population health management, data management, and financial sustainability.
General eligibility requirements.
More likely to be competitive:
- Organizations with deep and durable relationships with communities they serve
- Nonprofit community clinic or hospital serving federally designated Medically Underserved Areas or Health Professional Shortage Areas that deliver or are seeking to integrate primary, mental, oral, or vision health services
- Organization delivering prevention, care or treatment services for mental health or substance use
- Community-based organization, coalition and/or consortia focused on health promotion/disease prevention activities through patient navigation, care coordination and systems integration
- Academic-community partnerships that address chronic disease disparities through patient navigation, care coordination or policy improvements
- Community coalition, consortia or intermediary organization whose main focus is policy research, advocacy, community organizing or leadership development activities
- Community coalition, consortia or intermediary organization whose main focus is strengthening the nonprofit sector including but not limited to the areas of board development, succession planning, governance, fiduciary responsibilities, ethics and compliance
Less likely to be competitive:
- Organizations without deep and durable relationships with communities they serve
- Community clinic not seeking to integrate health services and prevention
- A nonprofit organization without a demonstrated history building cooperative and collaborative partnerships
- A nonprofit partnership with no demonstrated history of increasing community engagement, improving underserved communities’ access to prevention and care, addressing health equity or improving knowledge, perceptions and behavior around chronic disease conditions
- A nonprofit organization with no demonstrated qualifications or history providing various health care capacity-building activities for other nonprofit community based organizations.
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