SFCCC Development Group Peer Network Meeting

The second of our planned quarterly Development Group meetings was held on January 19, 2012. We were delighted to have Cecilia Echeverria, Program Officer, Health Care and Coverage of the Blue Shield of California Foundation (BSCF), join us as Guest Speaker. BSCF is a major private sector funder for SFCCC and its partner clinics. They have given core operations support grants to individual partner clinics and Clinic Fiscal Health Initiative and Clinic Health Reform Implementation grants to SFCCC. This support has been invaluable. It has allowed SFCCC to provide critically needed assistance to our partner clinics as we move toward optimizing systems of care and improving health outcomes for patients.

The SFCCC Development Group consists of staff from SFCCC and from our ten partner clinics who have the jobs of researching grant opportunities and producing grant proposals requesting funding and support for the work. It is a peer group that gets together to hear first hand from an invited Funder, to share best practices, and to also share information regarding foundation and corporation funding opportunities that may be available.