Our Programs and Performance Measures
Health Care for the Homeless (HCH)
The San Francisco Health Care for the Homeless Program (SFHCHP) was first established through the federal McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987. The SFHCHP ensures that individuals experiencing homelessness have access to primary care and other health care and support services though a citywide system of care. Of the homeless clients served by SFHCHP in 2018, 90% are living at or below the federal poverty level and 62% are uninsured. During 2017, the SFHCHP served over 19,000 patients and provided over 100,000 medical visits and service encounters.
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Services
San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium has served as a federal Ryan White Part C grantee since the inception of the federal Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act in 1990. We provide comprehensive primary health care through a unique partnership with four SFCCC member organizations and SFDPH, with accessible services at seven strategically located sites in San Francisco operating as a continuum of care to support achieving San Francisco’s “Getting to Zero” goals.
SFCCC Health Care Access and Enrollment
San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium coordinates eligibility and enrollment efforts with our member health centers to ensure their staff have the tools to successfully enroll patients in Medi-Cal, Covered California, Healthy San Francisco, and other programs for which they are eligible. SFCCC provides our member clinics with training, resources and updates on program changes and technical support.
The United States is experiencing a primary care workforce shortage and the demand for safety net providers with multiple cultural competencies is predicted to keep increasing. With expensive living costs and low salaries for primary care providers, San Francisco is no exception. SFCCC makes workforce development a top priority and is the HRSA-designated Area Health Education Center (AHEC) for the City and County of San Francisco.
Kaiser Permanente PHASE
Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit, Northern California, has funded SFCCC for several years to implement its PHASE program (Preventing Heart Attacks and Strokes Every day). PHASE is Kaiser Permanente’s successful program of reducing cardiovascular risk in its members, primarily by improving the treatment of diabetes and high blood pressure, the two most common risk factors for heart attacks and strokes. PHASE emphasizes population management (strategies that look at the entire population of patients at risk for heart attacks and strokes, in addition to strategies that are focused on individual patients), medication protocols for hypertension and diabetes that are relatively easy to follow, and other evidence-based interventions that have been shown to improve outcomes for patients with diabetes and high blood pressure. SFCCC member health centers have collectively achieved levels of high blood pressure and diabetes control which exceed Healthy People 2020 goals; goals that are used by the federal government to measure outcomes for a number of medical conditions.
sfccc Performance Measures
San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium and its member clinics are committed to quality improvement to promote better clinical outcomes and deliver high quality service. Our Community Clinics and Health Centers serve over 112,000 low-income, uninsured, and medically underserved people each year.
Please click here to visit our Quality Improvement page for more information.