Toward an Improved Health Care System for Sacramento County’s Underserved Residents: Findings and Recommendations from the Sacramento Health Care Improvement Project
Prepared by Dorothy Meehan, MBA, CPA, with support from the California HealthCare Foundation, The California Endowment, Sacramento Region Community Foundation, and Sierra Health Foundation (July 2008).
The Sacramento Health Care Improvement Project (SHIP)
In 2007, five foundations invited members of Sacramento County’s health care community to offer their insights about the state of the local health care system for these residents. In October 2007 the survey respondents others came together and established the Sacramento Health Care Improvement Project (SHIP). The purpose of SHIP is to convene a broad group of stakeholders to develop and implement a coordinated continuum of health services within a medical home for underserved residents of Sacramento County.
The SHIP coalition includes a diverse group of medical providers, community clinics, hospital systems, health advocates, government agencies, health care consumers and foundations. The Health Rights Hotline coordinates the administrative aspects of the project. The California Endowment, The Sierra Health Foundation, The California Health Care Foundation, and the Sacramento Region Community Foundation have provided financial, technical and in-kind support to the project.
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