SFCCC and our Partner Health Centers

I am often asked how does SFCCC help our Partner Health Centers beyond policy work.  We work in four distinct areas:  Strategic, Operational, Financial, Policy.  Strategic, we help our Partner Health Centers to strategically think about their future.  This includes strategic positioning in the market place, strategic partnerships and creating new and more effective systems of coordinated, integrated care systems.  Operational efficiencies help to generate higher levels of a patient experience and provider satisfaction.  We all recognize that our greatest asset is our clinic staff so we try to create ways that refine systems that support their work and expand access to care.   Financial, we work closely with our Partners to create strategies that will help stretch the funds they receive.  From group purchasing to financial system assessment to assure they are capturing all the funding available to them.  And finally, Policy and advocacy are the foundation of the work we complete.  We need to have laws and regulations that support the work of the health centers.  From Washington, DC, to Sacramento to here locally in San Francisco, SFCCC is here to protect the interests of our health centers and the patients they serve.  Together, all these work together for  healthier patient and healthier community.  
John Gressman, MSW, MA, President/CEO, SFCCC