San Francisco, CA - July 5, 2011 - The Community Clinics Initiative, a joint project of Tides and The California Endowment has awarded the San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium (SFCCC) a two-year grant of $500,000 for its Health Home Innovation project. The grant is on behalf of the project partnership consisting of: San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium (SFCCC); San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH); the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF); and the San Francisco Health Plan (SFHP). The goal of the partnership is to ensure the local safety net full adoption of person-centered health homes and achievement of the Triple Aim of improving the quality of health care for our patient population; improving the patient experience; and doing so at an affordable cost. The six core elements of the person-centered health home are: Comprehensive case management; Care coordination and health promotion; Comprehensive transitional care from inpatient to other settings, including appropriate follow-up; Support for patients, their families and their authorized representatives; Referral to community and social support services when needed, and Use of health information technology to link services, as feasible and appropriate. The partnership is also committed to creating a true Health Home for traditionally underserved populations by ensuring that the services are culturally respectful and appropriate.