Monument Crisis Center: a family resource center that provides food, education, and referrals to individuals, families, children, and seniors in need, regardless of legal status. Residents run the “Happy Feet” program (on hold during COVID) through which they provide foot exams and care to clients of Monument Crisis Center. They also participate in a health education series, currently being run as ‘The Doc is In!’ sessions during Food Bank hours.
Putnam Clubhouse: an outpatient, community-based training site for adults in recovery or remission of mental illness where they can focus on interpersonal development, vocational skills, and assimilation into society. At this site, residents prepare relevant health education talks commensurate with the level of health literacy of the audience, followed by an “Ask the doc” session. Common health topics requested by Putnam Clubhouse include diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stress.
Trinity Center: serves people who are homeless and those experiencing poverty in Contra Costa County. The center is an opportunity for community and a safe place off the street. It offers a safety net of basic human services, including meals, shower & laundry, clothing, case management, support groups, etc. Our partnership with Trinity Center is to provide general health assessments for their clients.
RYSE Center: offers support to youth and adults who are experiencing violence and practices trauma informed care to emphasize non-violent restorative communications. Residents offer monthly “Ask a Doc” sessions based on questions submitted by youth.
Policlinico in Arequipa, Peru: every other month our Residency program helps lead virtual Grand Rounds with our sister clinic in Arequipa, Peru.
CLIMB: our near-peer mentorship program through which residents mentor medical students rotating as clerks, who in turn mentor local community college students who are pursuing careers in medicine and in turn mentor local high school students interested in health careers.