Weingart Foundation Awards Asian Pacific Health Care Venture, Inc. $200,000 to Provide Health Care to the Underserved in Los Angeles County
January 15, 2015
The Weingart Foundation has awarded Asian Pacific Health Care Venture, Inc. (APHCV) $200,00 in core support to help provide needed care to underserved Los Angeles County residents. This grant is part of the Foundation’s commitment to supporting local community based organizations carry out their mission by strengthening organizational capacity and sustainability.
Over the next two years, APHCV will utilize funding support from the Weingart Foundation to address the continued changes in the health care environment as a result of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, positioning our health centers to be leaders in community health. APHCV continually evaluates our infrastructure and organizational capacity to ensure that patients receive high quality care where they can access comprehensive, coordinated, and culturally sensitive services. Part of that commitment will include furthering our investments in health information technology such as the launch of the MyAPHCV Patient Portal, an online portal where patients can access their health information, easily make and change appointments, fill prescriptions, and consult with their health care team in a safe and secure system.
APHCV will also work towards being the provider of choice to the community by providing high quality, patient-centered care. The APHCV-Los Feliz Health Center has positioned itself as a leader in quality health care, achieving Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Level III Recognition through the National Committee for Quality Assurance, its highest recognition level. APHCV will continue to ensure that same level of quality care is provided at all of its health centers with funding support from the Weingart Foundation.
As the community, as a whole, continues to navigate the changes in the health care environment as a result of the Affordable Care Act, core support from private foundations like Weingart Foundation play a vital role in helping community health centers focus time and resources to make improvements in quality, access, and delivery of health care to some of our most vulnerable populations.
Weingart Foundation (www.weingartfnd.org) is a private, nonprofit grantmaking foundation that provides grants and other program support designed to improve the capacity and sustainability of organizations to achieve their missions in the areas of health, human services, and education. The Foundation supports nonprofits across six Southern California counties including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, and Ventura. Since 1972, the Foundation has awarded over $950 million to support organizations working in these fields throughout Southern California. With assets over $750 million, the Foundation is one of the largest philanthropic institutions in the region.
Asian Pacific Health Care Venture, Inc. (www.aphcv.org) is a nonprofit, federally-qualified health center that provides culturally competent health education and primary care services to over 13,400 patients annually, more than 47% of whom are uninsured. APHCV provides over 48,500 medical and mental health visits each year in multiple Asian languages, in addition to English and Spanish. APHCV operates four community health centers in Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley. APHCV can be reached at (323) 644-3880. Medical appointments for the APHCV-Belmont Health Center can be made by calling (323) 644-3885, APHCV-El Monte/Rosemead Health Center at (626) 774-2988, and APHCV-Los Feliz Health Center at (323) 644-3888.