Tri-Valley Collaborative Will Focus on Gaps in Health Care System
Axis Community Health's Partnerships Committee, which provides health counseling and education services for residents of the Tri-Valley -- which includes Livermore, Pleasanton and Danville -- on Tuesday announced plans to create a "health care problem-solving group," the Contra Costa Times reports. The group, named Tri-Valley Health Collaborative, will consist of local government officials, community leaders, residents and representatives from schools, health services groups and religious organizations. The collaborative will seek affordable health care for Tri-Valley residents, a coordinated information and referral system, an increase in the percentage of Tri-Valley residents with health insurance and community support for its efforts. Reductions in spending on health care at the state and local levels have prompted the need for cooperation on health issues, Scott Haggerty, an Alameda County supervisor, said. Donna Bratton-Kearns, director of risk management for Axis and chair of the partnership, added that the program is needed in Tri-Valley, "an area known for affluence," because there are sill many underserved residents and health care delivery problems in the community, the Times reports (Metinko, Contra Costa Times, 3/31).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.