Project Title: The Hansen Family Health Center Expansion Project Applicant Organization: CommuniCare Health Centers Address: 215 West Beemer Street, Woodland, CA 95695 Project Director: Melissa Marshall, MD Contact Phone: (530) 753-3498, Fax (530) 758-2109 Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.communicarehc.org Grant Funding Requested: Congressionally Directed Spending Construction Projects Service Area Identification Number: 237 City: Davis State: CA Project Description: This project proposes funding to support the construction of a 3,000 square foot building at CommuniCare Health Centers (CCHC) Hansen Family Health Center (HFHC) located at 215 West Beemer Street in Woodland, CA. Behavioral health visits account for 40% of visits at HFHC compared to 30% at the Salud Clinic in West Sacramento, and 11% of at the Davis Community Clinic in Davis. The new construction addresses the critical need for additional clinic and office space to accommodate the expansion of CCHC’s behavioral health and substance use disorder services. The new building will create office space for the behavioral health staff and their current office space in HFHC will be converted into patient treatment rooms. Rather than renting additional space away from the main clinic, adding to the current campus supports clients, employees, clinical operations and reduces the duplication of resources. The project includes the following: Needs to be Addressed: Yolo County's Community Health Needs Assessment completed before the pandemic identified access to mental/behavioral health/substance use services as the top unmet need in our community. The Kaiser Family Foundation reports that the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic recession have negatively affected many people’s mental health and created new barriers for people already suffering from mental illness and substance use disorders. Therefore, there is a continuing need for access to comprehensive hea
lthcare including behavioral health services, substance use disorder and treatment, and enabling services that address the health needs and barriers to care in the target population of diverse, low income and uninsured residents in Yolo County. Concurrently, there is a continuing need for health care services that specifically address the special needs of the population of Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers (MSFW) their dependents, and the unhoused in the service area. The COVID-19 pandemic and economic fall-out of it, negatively impacted people’s mental health and increased the need for mental health and substance use disorder services. To meet the increased need, CCHC added services and expanded personnel by ten full time employees. The Hansen Family Health Center needs additional physical space the to meet the need and demand for services. Proposed Services: CommuniCare will continue to offer comprehensive culturally appropriate services including primary medical and dental health care, integrated behavioral health services, substance use treatment, health education, and patient support services through our clinic sites and outreach in the community. Services will continue to focus on improving health outcomes and providing a medical home for the target population, with a special emphasis on meeting the special needs of MSFWs and their dependents. All services are provided regardless of a patient’s immigration status and/or ability to pay. Population Groups to be Served: The target population includes all persons that receive services at the Hansen Family Center service with incomes below 200% of the poverty level and includes MSFWs and their dependents residing in CCHC’s service area. Total number of unduplicated patients to be served by the project: CommuniCare Health Centers will serve a projected 23,212 users in 2023 (January 1 through December 31, 2023).