Asian Pacific Health Care Venture Awarded $100,000 Grant from the California Community Foundation
October 24, 2012
Asian Pacific Health Care Venture, Inc. (APHCV) is pleased to announce a grant award of $100,000 from the California Community Foundation. This award will provide two-years of capacity building support for APHCV to increase quality health care services and efficiency of health care delivery for low-income and uninsured Asian communities in Los Angeles.
This past year, APHCV has undergone several improvements to support overall organizational efficiency for its community health centers. Over 500 agency policies and procedures has been written and revised to institute more structured staff training, improve operational efficiency and support staff for the multi-site clinics. In June 2012, APHCV also launched a state-of-the art electronic health records (EHR) system, NextGen, to streamline patient care. The EHR system will eliminate paper medical charts, improve clinician workflow, and ensure patient-centered care. NextGen and the agency wide Total Quality Management Program presents an opportunity for APHCV to do quality assurance work and provide continuous quality improvement.
With the support of the California Community Foundation, APHCV will focus on clinical quality assurance and quality improvement (QA/QI) capacity to meet all government and program requirements as well as track performance measure to the populations served. By the end of the second grant year, the APHCV staff will be acquainted with QA/QI structure and complete all policies and procedures pertaining to QA/QI activities across all APHCV clinic sites. With strategic and integrated planning, APHCV’s expected outcomes are to (1) Expand availability of timely, affordable and high-quality health care and health promotion services; (2) Increase availability of coordinated, integrated and effective systems of health care and service delivery that improve Pathways to Care; (3) Increase organizational capacity to operate more efficiently and effectively; and (4) Increase civic engagement in health promotion/disease prevention, health reform advocacy, and policy change.
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 12,000 patients annually, more than 72% of whom are uninsured. APHCV provides over 46,400 medical and mental health visits each year in multiple Asian languages, in addition to English and Spanish. APHCV operates four community health center sites: the Belmont Health Services, El Monte/Rosemead Health Center, John Marshall High School Health Center (for John Marshall High School students) and Los Feliz Health Center, . APHCV can be reached at (323) 644-3880. Medical appointments for the Belmont Health Services can be made by calling (323) 644-3885, El Monte/Rosemead Health Center at (626) 774-2988, and Los Feliz Health Center at (323) 644-3888.