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Causes: Breast Cancer, Community Health Systems, Community Mental Health Centers, Health, Health Care, Mental Health

Mission: Mission of the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics is to provide high quality, affordable medical care to all people, especially those uninsured and otherwise underserved, while maintaining a welcoming environment and treating patients with compassion, dignity, and respect. We strive to achieve excellence and to maximize the potential of each employee, volunteer, and board member through a respectful and supportive organization.

Results: What SBNC Provides: In 2009: SBNC provided 67,928 patient visits in our medical, dental, and health program centers, 2,339 HIV tests and counseling sessions were provided, 36,535 doctors visits, 9,946 Promotion and Education Sessions, And 11,367 dentist visits. That is a priceless amount of care!!

Target demographics: Statitstics:There are 43 million uninsured Americans.44% of Californians are uninsured.Only 60% of children have access to private health insurance.6.7 million, 65 and over, depend on Medicare for health insurance.The Hispanic population are the least likely to have any health insurance.All statistics taken from U.S. census records at www.cdc.gov/nchs/.Who SBNC Serves:In 2009:64% of our patients are at or below the Federal Poverty Line67% of our patients are Hispanic36% of our patients are children67% of our patients are under 3558% of our patients are Women

Geographic areas served: Santa Barbara County

Programs: The following is a list of our current services: Preventative and critical medical care Preventative, Comprehensive and Emergency Dental Care for children and adults. Dental services are also provided for the Homeless. Mental health and counseling services Chronic care management for illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma, etc. Cancer Detection Program and Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program Family Planning Services HIV, HepC and STD education, counseling and testing Application assistance for health coverage, such as Medi-Cal and Healthy Families Bi-lingual health education Community outreach and presentations Advance Education in General Dentistry Residency Program CalWorks Welfare to Work Program, internships, work-study and other work training programs Links patients with a broader community network of services and organizations

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