MayView Community Health Center Partnership
Increased medical access and immunization services at MayView Community Health Center: El Camino Hospital’s support of the MayView Community Health Center will ensure that critically important evening and Saturday clinic hours will be maintained at the center’s Mountain View clinic. In addition, the hospital will partially fund the cost of one of the current service providers in Mountain View. MayView is a local non-profit organization devoted to providing essential primary health care services to low-income families and individuals. Finally, El Camino Hospital will provide funding for needed vaccines.
Columbia Neighborhood Center Partnership
Mental health services for under-served children and adults. Through a grant to the Columbia Neighborhood Center, a collaborative venture between the City of Sunnyvale and the Sunnyvale School District, licensed bilingual therapists are available to provide counseling to under-served community members in need. The hospital is also providing mental health services to four elementary schools in low income areas in Sunnyvale. Students are referred for many reasons including the stress of poverty, domestic violence, inability to control their behavior in the classroom, marked depression and anxiety. Both teachers and parents report seeing great improvement with the students who have accessed these services.
Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC) Partnership
Continuation and expansion of services to support at-risk children and adolescents: Through its school-based Village Program and Teen Talk! group program, CHAC helps local elementary, middle and high school students avoid high-risk behaviors. They also help them build positive life skills that contribute to personal and academic success. El Camino Hospital will provide first-year funding to purchase and operate a mobile program office for CHAC’s Village program located at the Castro Elementary school in Mountain View and will also deliver services at other schools. In addition, funding has been given to expand the Teen Talk! Program to two additional middle schools and all three high schools in Mountain View/ Los Altos School District. Read our in-depth spotlight about the CHAC programs or an interview with Monique Kane, MA, MFT and Clinical Director of the CHAC.
Chronic Disease Management/The Health Trust & Stanford Hospital and Clinics Partnership
Chronic disease management for seniors: El Camino Hospital is partnering with The Health Trust and Stanford Hospital to offer seniors a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program that has been tested and proven effective. Participants in the model program demonstrated improvement in exercise, management of cognitive symptoms, communication with physicians, general health and social activities. They also experienced declines in health-related distress, fatigue and disability. Fewer hospitalizations, hospital days and outpatient visits also resulted in significant cost savings.
Mountain View Community Services Agency Partnership
Intensive Case Management Program for seniors with chronic disease Without preventive care and the ability to manage their own daily needs, as well as their illnesses, many seniors are more likely to use health care resources that are already stretched, such as hospital emergency departments. They also tend to be readmitted multiple times after an initial stay. In partnership with the Mountain View Community Services agency the hospital’s community benefit support will enhance CSA’s ability to provide services to these vulnerable seniors.