Contra Costa Regional Health Foundation supports many health-related projects through direct funding, fiscal management or grant-writing assistance. We also maintain active partnerships with local & national foundations and corporations. A few of our projects are sponsored in part or whole by Contra Costa Regional Health Foundation. We currently support over 40 different programs. Some of those programs are highlighted below.
COVID-19 RAPID REPONSE FUND
CCRHF was selected as a lead partner organization in the COVID-19 Regional Response Fund supported by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. We also received a generous donation from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative as well as many donations from generous individuals in our community.
FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY PROGRAM
The Contra Costa Family Medicine Residency Program is a training program located in the San Francisco Bay Area with 40 years of excellence in Family Medicine education. We serve a diverse patient population and are committed to caring for the underserved. Our goal is to produce leaders in clinical Family Medicine skilled in the full breadth and depth of our discipline.
MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS
The Contra Costa County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) was developed as part of the County's emergency planning and response system. It addresses the need for additional medical professionals to respond to a medical surge event or an event requiring the mass distribution of pharmaceuticals. Oversight is provided by the Contra Costa County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) as lead agency with support from Contra Costa Health Services.
HOUSING SECURITY FUND
The Contra Costa Housing Security Fund is a county-wide community fund that covers costs which could otherwise prevent many people, including seniors, veterans and families from getting back into housing, and it protects participating property owners who offer these screened renters an opportunity. Access to the funds is provided through Contra Costa Continuum of Care homeless service providers.
A3 CRISIS RESPONSE
When someone faces a crisis – a fire, crime or medical emergency – they call 911 with the expectation of getting immediate emergency services. However, when that emergency is a behavioral health crisis, there is no appropriate, reliable and comprehensive response system. In Fall 2020, we brought together a multi-disciplinary, county-wide team with diverse experiences and created an initial framework to develop a system where anyone in Contra Costa County can access timely and appropriate behavioral health crisis services anywhere, at anytime.
First Hope is an outpatient treatment program for young people and their families, experiencing early symptoms of psychosis or a recent psychotic episode. Established in 2012 to serve Clinical High Risk youth, with expanded services in June 2019 for young people experiencing a First Episode of Psychosis. First Hope is a Contra Costa County Behavioral Health Services Prevention & Early Intervention Program and a PIER (Portland Identification and Early Referral) certified program.
GLOBAL HEALTH FELLOWSHIP
Since 2015, our fellows have been working in Malawi with Partners in Health, Nkhoma District Hospital, and the Malawian College of Medicine Department of Family Medicine to develop the nascent field of family medicine in Malawi. The primary focus of fellows is to provide direct mentorship and teaching for the Malawian medical students during their family medicine clerkship both in the hospital and clinic setting. Our fellows are an essential part of their educational and clinical experience. Each fellow also works on systems-based issues and quality improvement projects based upon the identified needs of the community in collaboration with Partners in Health and Nkhoma.
HEALTH CAREER PATHWAYS
CCHS Health Career Pathways' (HCP) vision is to develop career pathways from the historically marginalized communities that disproportionately experience health and wealth inequities, with the aim to prepare a future health workforce that centers equity as well as reflects and respects the rich racial and lived experiences of the populations we serve.
ART OF HEALTH & HEALING™
This innovative program improves the health, wellness, and experience of healthcare for our patients, families, staff and greater community through creative programs and healing environments. It focuses on the psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects of patient healing as a complement to physical healing. The Contra Costa Regional Health Foundation has sponsored the creation and installation of several original artworks at CCRMC and Health Centers.