Health Net Foundation Awards $150,000 for New Care Program in Los Angeles County
Grant to Northeast Valley Health Corporation will help launch Project CARES, a new in-home care assessment and care coordination program for seniors, chronically ill individuals and those dually eligible for Medicare and Medi-Cal
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Health Net Foundation, Inc., the charitable foundation of Health Net, Inc. (NYS: HNT) , is providing $150,000 in total grants to Northeast Valley Health Corporation (NEVHC) and 27 other Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and community clinics to launch Project CARES, a new in-home health care assessment and care coordination program for seniors, chronically ill individuals and those dually eligible for Medicare and Medi-Cal.
"This grant is expected to enhance delivery of health care services," said Patricia Clarey, president of the Health Net Foundation. "Project CARES is an innovative collaboration that will help provide community-based, comprehensive care coordination for complex patient needs."
"This gift enables us to expand our reach and our services to focus even more on the medically underserved residents of Los Angeles County," said Kim Wyard, chief executive officer of Northeast Valley Health Corporation. "The Health Net Foundation understands the challenging health care issues that exist in the communities we serve, and we are delighted to have its help in reaching out to our most vulnerable patients."
When it launches, the goals of Project CARES will include:
Providing continuous care for patients through in-home assessments and visits;
Linking patients to prevention and wellness services; and
Supporting safety net providers in capturing a patient's history of chronic health problems to facilitate care planning.
Northeast Valley Health Corporation and its collaborating FQHCs and community clinics provide medical services throughout Los Angeles County. The FQHCs and community clinics are:
Asian Pacific Healthcare Venture, Inc., Los Feliz Health Center, Los Angeles
Baart Community Health Care, Los Angeles
Central City Community Health Center, Los Angeles
Cleaver Family Wellness Clinic, El Monte
Clínica Monseñor Oscar A. Romero, Los Angeles
Community Health Alliance of Pasadena
East Valley Community Health Centers, West Covina
Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center, Los Angeles
Harbor Community Clinic, San Pedro
JWCH Institute Inc., Los Angeles
La Raza Medical Clinic, Los Angeles
Los Angeles Christian Health Centers, Los Angeles
Mission City Community Network, Inc., North Hills
QueensCare Family Clinics, Los Angeles
South Bay Family Health Center, Torrance
South Central Family Health Center, Los Angeles
St. John's Well Child and Family Center, Los Angeles
Tarzana Treatment Centers, Inc., Tarzana
The Children's Clinic, Long Beach
T.H.E. Clinic, Inc., Los Angeles
The Saban Free Clinic, Los Angeles
UMMA Community Clinic, Los Angeles
Valley Community Clinic, North Hollywood
Venice Family Clinic, Venice
Watts Health Care Corporation, Los Angeles
Westside Family Health Center, Santa Monica
Wilmington Community Clinic, Wilmington
About Health Net
Health Net, Inc. is a publicly traded managed care organization that delivers managed health care services through health plans and government-sponsored managed care plans. Its mission is to help people be healthy, secure and comfortable. Health Net provides and administers health benefits to approximately 5.4 million individuals across the country through group, individual, Medicare (including the Medicare prescription drug benefit commonly referred to as "Part D"), Medicaid, Department of Defense, including TRICARE, and Veterans Affairs programs. Through its subsidiaries, Health Net also offers behavioral health, substance abuse and employee assistance programs, managed health care products related to prescription drugs, managed health care product coordination for multi-region employers, and administrative services for medical groups and self-funded benefits programs.
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About Northeast Valley Health Corporation
Northeast Valley Health Corporation is one of the nation's largest community health centers. We are a nonprofit organization, focused on preventing and managing chronic health problems. While our patients are united by their experience of medical need, they come from every walk of life and background. Regardless of one's ability to pay, we provide medical care for children, the disabled, older adults, families, the homeless, children attending high risk schools, adults who are HIV positive and other vulnerable residents in our service area.
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