Project Title: Service Area Competition HRSA-23-020 Applicant Name: Borrego Community Health Foundation Address: P.O. Box 2369, Borrego Springs, CA 92004-2369 Project Director: Rose MacIsaac, Chief Executive Officer – Interim/Chief Financial Officer Phone: 760-767-6684 Email: email@example.com Web Site Address: http://www.borregomedical.org Funds Requested 330 Funding Community Health Centers and Migrant Health Center Borrego Community Health Foundation (BCHF) is a private, non-profit 501(c) (3) Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that operates 19 clinics and 7 mobile medical/dental clinics covering over 332 square miles in the Riverside and San Diego, CA counties. BCHF incorporated in 1990 and received its first Community Health Center Funding in September 2002. The health services target families with income under 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). BCHF is dedicated to providing access to primary and specialty care services including family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, OB/GYN, dental, behavioral health, cardiology, dermatology, podiatry, psychiatry, optometry, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C and transgender health. The service area crosses forty-five Medical Study Service Area (MSSA), including thirty-seven census tracts with MUA/MUP designations. The ratio of primary physician to population rate in Riverside is 31/100,000 and San Diego is 61/100,000, far below recommend 60-80. Borrego Health aligns with HRSA initiatives committed to improving outcomes and health disparities, along with increased accountability and compliance with regulatory and statutory requirements. The current political environment has resulted in changes that influence the ability of low-income and migrant populations to obtain quality health care due to regional isolation. Borrego Health clinics are an essential safety net system of care to the non-insured populations with a high burden of chronic illness. The
health care needs include addressing diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, heart disease, obesity, early cancer detection and treatment, childhood immunizations, prenatal care, family planning, behavioral and dental health services. In addition, it is important to provide access to primary care to patients living in isolated communities, by integrating high quality healthcare through approaches such as enhanced telehealth, video conferencing and e-consult methods. BCHF is committed to the continuous quality improvement and patient-centered approaches to care by obtaining NCQA Level III Patient Centered Medical Home recognition and designations at eleven primary care clinic sites. The organization is vested in addressing population health that prioritize prevention and whole person care by integrating services that address long-term care needs; by implementing industry-leading practices such as Cal AIM. Transformations are also occurring in the delivery of care models including value-based care, clinical integration, health homes, and enhanced care management. BCHF takes advantage of opportunities to deliver care to communities of need that include impoverished migrant families in Coachella Valley and Borrego Springs, the severely underserved areas of Cathedral City and Desert Hot Springs, the diverse population of El Cajon, and the underserved populations of people living with HIV/AIDS communities. BCHF works with numerous school districts and other community based organizations to provide health services. BCHF served 120,544 patients in 2021 for a total 339,004 clinical visits and 124,338 virtual visits.