UC-Davis Receives $1.8M Grant to Expand Community Health Program for Pediatric Medical Residents
The University of California-Davis Children's Hospital has received a $1.8 million grant to expand a program that places pediatric medical residents in community collaboratives and health clinics in underserved areas, the Sacramento Bee reports. The program has operated on a "small scale" for three years at the Hope Clinic in Oak Park. UC-Davis plans to expand the program to five clinics in Sacramento and Yuba counties with a grant from the New York-based Dyson Foundation's Anne E. Dyson Community Pediatrics Training Initiative (Crump, Sacramento Bee, 6/17). The five clinics include Children First -- Flats Network in Sacramento, Cordova Community Collaborative for Healthy Children and Families in Rancho Cordova, Hagginwood Community Collaborative in North Sacramento, Tahoe/Colonial Collaborative and the Yuba Community Collaborative for Healthy Children in Yuba County (UC-Davis release, 6/17). In the expanded program, UC-Davis residents will join neighborhood groups "charged with identifying and solving health and well-being issues" in the area. Residents also will provide basic health services for area children, including immunizations and preventive care (Sacramento Bee, 6/17).
In related news, the California Endowment yesterday announced a $45 million expansion of the Community Clinics Initiative -- a program funded by the endowment and developed by the Tides Foundation to improve information technology systems in community clinics statewide -- to help meet the "growing demand for quality health care services" in underserved communities. The expanded program will help "improve the ability of clinics to plan and complete construction and renovation projects." Under the expanded program, the endowment will partner with the Tides Center, a San-Francisco-based not-for-profit organization, to help community clinics with their financial management and development (California Endowment release, 6/18).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.