John Muir/Mt. Diablo Community Health Fund
- Who We Are
- What We Do
- Current Health Initiatives
- Lasting Initiatives
- 211 Contra Costa
- Closing Gaps in Dental Care
- Enhancing Health Services for Aging Latinos
- Expanding Community Clinic Services
- Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano: Central & East Contra Costa County Community Produce & Health Education Initiative
- Integrating Behavioral Health with Primary Care
- La Clínica de La Raza: Contra Costa Coordinated Senior Health Care Delivery Initiative
- La Clínica de La Raza: Contra Costa Health Information Technology Initiative
- La Clínica Dental Initiatives
- Latina Cancer: The Spanish-Speaking Women’s Cancer Initiative
- Planned Parenthood Northern California: Contra Costa Electronic Health Technology Initiative
- The Healthy Aging Initiative
- The Latino Osteoporosis Collaborative
- Women’s Cancer Resource Center: Contra Costa Cancer Navigation Partnership
- RotaCare Bay Area, Inc.: Concord Mobile Medical Clinic Expansion Initiative
- The Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano: Contra Costa CalFresh Enrollment Expansion Partnership
- Brighter Beginnings: East County African American Health Initiative
- 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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Cultural and linguistic barriers to health care can delay early detection and treatment of cancer – two of the most important keys to survival. In an effort to lower or eliminate those barriers in Contra Costa County, the John Muir/Mt. Diablo Community Health Fund (CHF) awarded the Women’s Cancer Resource Center (WCRC) a 12-month, $97,032, annual program support grant for 2014.
The grant enables the organization’s bilingual patient navigator to continue to provide support for 75–100 Latino patients undergoing cancer treatment at the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center (CCRMC). In addition, the grant supports the WCRC executive director’s membership on the CCRMC Cancer Committees, as part of an effort to develop a plan for a sustainable, multicultural cancer navigation service that meets the American College of Surgeons’ new accreditation standards. The ultimate goal is to create interagency health navigation services that support low-income patients undergoing cancer treatment by improving access to screening, diagnosis, medical care, and social services.
The WCRC expects that:
- The WCRC bilingual Patient Navigator will provide support for 75–100 Latino patients undergoing cancer treatment at CCRMC through 2014.
- The WCRC executive director will participate fully as a member of the CCRMC Cancer Committee, to develop a plan for a sustainable multicultural cancer navigation service that meets the American College of Surgeons’ new accreditation standards. Financial responsibility for service implementation will be assumed by CCRMC beginning January 2015.
- The WCRC will establish itself as the contractual partner that will provide the expanded multicultural cancer navigation services at the CCRMC from January 1, 2015 and beyond.