The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County: Clinic Care Coordinator for RotaCare Bay Area, Pittsburg Free Medical Clinic

John Muir/Mt. Diablo Community Health Fund

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County: Clinic Care Coordinator for RotaCare Bay Area, Pittsburg Free Medical Clinic

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Community clinics play an irreplaceable role in meeting the health care needs of medically uninsured adults in underserved communities. Like any business, however, community clinics require a skilled manager to optimize care services and keep the organization economically sound. Limited resources can sometimes make it difficult for community clinics to afford such a manager.

To help the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County (SVDP) sustain and grow its RotaCare Pittsburg Free Medical Clinic services, the John Muir/Mt. Diablo Community Health Funds has awarded the organization a one-year, $43,750 program support grant that enables SVDP to hire an experienced nurse half-time to serve as the clinic care coordinator. A fundraising committee will implement SVDP's plan for developing a revenue stream that will maintain the position when the CHF's support concludes at the end of 2015.