Mission: To provide and promote affordable health care to residents of california. Concern is licensed by the california department of managed health care and offers limited mental health care on a prepaid basis to employees of small, medium, and large employer groups.
Programs: Concern's exempt purpose is to provide and promote affordable health care to residents who live within california. In order to accomplish this purpose, concern is licensed by the california department of managed health care and offers limited mental health care on a prepaid basis to employees of small, medium, and large employer groups. Currently, concern contracts with over 600 providers who have offices throughout california and have agreed to provide short-term counseling to clients of small, medium, and large employer groups. Concern's intended focus is to provide mental health care services to employees in the bay area. Employers have told concern they have selected the services provided by the organization for the following reasons: 1) to increase productivity, enhance performance, and promote the overall quality of life of employees and their families; 2) to provide support and consultation to corporate management in resolving complex employee relation problems; 3) to decrease employer cost by reducing absenteeism and turnover. Concern believes that the health care coverage it provides strenghtens the mental health care resources available to clients who desire such care.
program descriptions:in order to provide out-patient health care to low income families in the san francisco bay area, concern has assumed the management and operation of four programs formerly administered by el camino hospital, concern's sole member. These programs are:1) health library and resource center2) roadrunners transportation service 3) south asian heart center4) chinese health initiative1) health library and resource center:the health library and resource center established in 1986 is dedicated to helping seniors, community members, patients and their families find the resources and information they need to make informed decisions about their health. The center is available to the community 45 hours per week. It provides a wide range of free programs and services including eldercare consultation services, medicare counseling, support groups, assistance completing an advance health care directive, dietitian and pharmacy consultations, and health screenings. Individuals served fy 16: 15,843 fy 17: 11,129. The library is dedicated to helping patients, families, physicians, employees and the community to find the resources and information they need to make informed decisions about their health. Staffed by a professional medical librarian, information requests can be conducted in person, on the phone, or online. A free membership program is offered to anyone who wants to receive home access to medical and consumer health journals and medical textbooks online, free articles, and library checkout privileges. 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017visits 22,716 13,140 12,958 13,266 12,058 10,0192) roadrunners transportation service:the roadrunners senior transportation service, established in 1976, fills a critical gap in northern santa clara county's senior services by providing personalized, door-to-door transportation to medical and other essential appointments. Rides provided fy16: 9,534 fy17: 8,957. 3) south asian heart center:the south asian heart center, established in june 2006, is a response to the epidemic of heart disease in the south asian community. South asians, or people who originate from the indian sub-continent, from countries such as bangladesh, india, nepal, pakistan and sri-lanka, face a four-fold increased risk of coronary artery disease (cad), despite being vegetarian, non-smokers, and non-obese. 55% of heart attacks in this community occur before the age of 55. The center screens individual participants for their risk factors, educates and counsels them on the impact of those risks, and customizes a plan to help mitigate these risks. The center provides lifestyle management including nutrition counseling, and on-going heart health coaching. The south asian heart center addresses an unmet need to more comprehensively and aggresively screened south asians for this increased risk of cad and help prevent heart attacks in a younger population. Fy16: 3,109 people served. Fy17: 1,827. 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017people served 1,887 1,420 2,164 2,557 3,109 1,8274) chinese health initiative:the chinese health initiative (chi), established at el camino hospital in march 2010, provides screening and community education to address the health needs of the chinese community, and seeks to provide a culturally appropriate experience for chinese patients and their family/caregivers. The chinese health initiative also works with chinese physicians and the chinese media to promote health literacy in the chinese community. Fy16: 1,080 people served; 1,813 services. Fy17: 945 people served; 2,333 services. 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017patients served 1,201 1,183 881 890 1,080 945