In 1982, a group of community-based, non-profit health clinics – recognizing their shared values and concerns – came together to form the San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium (SFCCC). The creation of SFCCC allowed these clinics to pool their collective resources to address their needs and interests, and those of their patients, to local, state and national policy makers.
SFCCC works to lead and support the partnership in four core areas, each with distinct programs: access to care, workforce development, maximization of valuable resources and health policy. While SFCCC partner health clinics focus on patient care and preserving the well-being of the communities they serve, SFCCC promotes the health of our clinics - keeping them poised to adapt to a changing healthcare environment - so that their long-standing tradition of community care is preserved.
At Lyon-Martin, we are fortunate to have a long, rich history of dedicated, hardworking advocates and health providers who have for over thirty years shaped this award-winning community health center that so many individuals rely on to this day. We started as a primary care clinic for lesbians and have expanded over the years to also serve low-income heterosexual women, bisexual women, and transgender individuals. We are blessed with the enduring legacy of our namesakes’ Phyllis and Del’s love and devotion to each other and our communities.
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Thanks to our generous supporters, 2013 was a wonderful year for our Veterinary Street Outreach Services (VET SOS) project. We were able to continue growing our services for pets whose owners are homeless and unable to afford care. Compared to 2012, we administered 18% more vaccines, dispensed nearly 70% more medications, and tripled the number of animals that received behavioral training services!
When clients visit one of our 12 annual pop-up VET SOS clinics, we offer to connect them with free human health care services. In 2013, almost twice as many pet owners accepted our offer and received assistance for themselves, as well as care for their companion animal/s.
Continue reading to learn more about the work we performed throughout 2013. We couldn't have done it without our generous supporters and partners.
To learn more about how you can get involved with VET SOS this year by volunteering or donating: www.vetsos.org
Dr. Margaret Hoppe, DVM
Veterinary Services Coordinator
A wonderful time was had by the 200+ supports of the SFCCC who gathered to honor Mayor Ed Lee, Blue Shield Foundation and Kaiser Permanente at SFCCC’s annual gala, held at the Old Mint. The rich relationships built in SFCCC’s 32 year history were evident as old friends and colleagues mingled and toasted together.
SFCCC and our statewide coalition, the California Primary Care Coalition, had long suggested that materials from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) clarifying that participation in Health Care Exchanges would not be a problem for mixed immigration status families be translated into Spanish. Here it is!