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Causes: AIDS, AIDS Research, Community Clinics, Health, Human Services

Mission: Cares community health (cares) transforms lives through care, research and community awareness.

Results: Key results in 2009: 1049 HIV tests administered. 70 HIV+ individuals diagnosed with the seven percent positive now in care. 115,280 condoms/lube packets distributed to high risk individuals. 64 Positive Speaking engagements, featuring trained speakers who are HIV+, reached approximately 5,000 people, the majority of whom were school children. Hispanic Advisory Board was created and organized a successful Latino AIDS Awareness Day on October 15.

Target demographics: Anyone at-risk or suffering from HIV/AIDS in the Sacramento region.

Geographic areas served: Sacramento region

Programs: Medical care - cares community health provides primary care services and specialty care for patients that includes preventative care, routine checkups, immunization and management of acute and chronic illnesses. Medical visits - provider 20,516dental care - cares community health provides preventive dental care, routine checkups and dental procedures. Dental visits 3,815

pharmacy (retail) - cares community health provides pharmacy services to patients prescriptions. Filled 133,811

behavioral health (psychiatry, psychological counseling and substance abuse counseling) cares community health provides counseling, psychiatric evaluation and medication management to patients through screening, assessment, group and individual treatment. Psychiatrist visits 5,931; other 7,850

enabling visits- counselors work with patients to provide health information, secure insurace, seek suppliments for rent and utilities, secure transportation and other services that allow patients to be able to secure medical and mental health services and allow them to stay in care. Visits 4,177

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