Celebrating 20 Years: 1997-2017

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Lasting Initiatives

Since we opened our doors in 1997, we are most proud of when we have helped organizations initiate or expand health care services that continue to improve and maintain the health status of uninsured, underinsured, and underserved people long after our funding has ended. 

There are numerous ways to measure the lasting impact of these initiatives. Our evaluations have made clear, for example, that today tens of thousands of Contra Costa residents who might have slipped through the cracks in our health care system instead have ongoing access to high quality, culturally sensitive primary care, specialty care, dental care, behavioral health care, and healthy aging support services for conditions that range from cancer and chronic disease through dental caries and mental illness.

But the faces and words of people who have received help are the most visceral validation of our approach – and the most powerful inspiration for continuing our efforts.