Health Net Foundation Awards $150,000 for New Care Program in Los Angeles County


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.

Health Net
Brad Kieffer, 818-676-6833
Northeast Valley Health Corp.
Helen Arriola, 818-898-1388, Ext. 41640

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