SAN FERNANDO VALLEY: Groups Launch Vida Project
San Fernando Valley Neighborhood Legal Services Inc. and Valley Organized in Community Efforts (VOICE) this Saturday will kickoff their Vida health project. The Los Angeles Times reports that the program for low-income, uninsured families has so far signed up 220 people. Neighborhood Legal attorney Beth Osthimer said Vida "will allow up to 300 people to receive outpatient primary care at about 20 private and public San Fernando Valley clinics" where they can "visit doctors, get prescriptions and undergo tests." The participants can receive the services "for free or a voluntary monthly contribution," according to Osthimer. The project is funded by a three-year, $550,000 grant from the California Endowment (Manzano, 1/28). Click Vida for past CHL coverage of this program.This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.