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Established in 1995, Valley Care Community Consortium (VCCC) is the health and mental health planning collaborative for Los Angeles County's Service Planning Area 2 (SPA 2), representing the 2 million plus residents of the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys.
All residents of Service Planning Area 2 (SPA 2) of Los Angeles County will have access to coordinated and comprehensive physical, mental and environmental health systems to allow them to live and work as active participants in their communities.
Valley Care Community Consortium creates healthier communities in Service Planning Area 2 (SPA 2) of Los Angeles County through collaboration, partnership, and implementation of innovative programs, with emphasis on vulnerable populations.
ACCESS: We strive to ensure coverage and ease of navigating the local physical, mental, and environmental health systems for residents of Service Planning Area 2 (SPA 2) of Los Angeles County.
LEADERSHIP:We work to strengthen our role as the health and mental health planning group for Service Planning Area 2 (SPA 2) of Los Angeles County, the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys, gathering input from a broad range of stakeholders and community residents.
COLLABORATION AND PARTNERSHIP:We provide opportunities to meet, communicate, collaborate, and partner with SPA 2 agencies and residents.
COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT:We believe in the right to health care and value input from all stakeholders through outreach and education, which results in community-driven services and products.
DIVERSITY:We respect the differences in language, culture, race and ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation among SPA 2 residents and the members of VCCC, aiming to create a culturally and linguistically competent system of care that eliminates health care disparities.
INNOVATION:We address health care access and delivery system issues through our joint research, planning, and projects, advancing models for other areas in Los Angeles County and beyond. We strive to share, learn, and implement best practices and evidence-based care from the field.
POLICY ADVOCACY:Through planning, strategizing, and implementation of our shared vision and mission, we address systems issues on local and regional levels to have a broad, long-lasting impact.
To achieve its vision, VCCC performs several functions:
- Governance structure since 1995
- Community needs assessment process
- Program planning, creation and coordination
- Leadership and community input with key decision makers
- Fund development and expenditure oversight
- Evaluation and tracking
In 2007 VCCC obtained its own 501 (c) (3) status. For over a decade VCCC founders and partners have realized the importance and value of collaboration and partnership to effect positive change. As a result of this philosophy we have grown from the original 11 partners to over 265 partners representing nearly 100 agencies. A Board of Directors is elected each December. Newly elected board members will serve a 3 year term and are elected from the four areas listed below.
- County health facilities
- Contracted Community Partners Program
- Independent providers and agencies
- Consumer advocacy agencies and consumers of health services
Our partners contribute significant time and resources to carry out the work of VCCC's projects. Over 200 stakeholders are actively involved, including the SPA 2 provider network of ValleyCare Health Centers and participation from a community network representing multiple disciplines and institutions:
- County Agencies
- Community-Based Organizations
- Community Clinics
- Economic Development Agencies
- Elected Officials
- Faith-Based Organizations
- Residents and Consumers
- Universities and Community Colleges
VCCC has a proven track record of implementing health care access and delivery improvement projects. The following priority areas have been identified:
- Access, Coverage, and Enrollment
- Chronic Disease Management
- Community Education and Outreach
- Dental Services
- Environmental Health
- Hospital-Clinic Partnerships
- Housing and Homeless Issues
- Mental Health
- Needs Assessment
- Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST)
- System Coordination
- Video Ethnography
|View a detailed update of 2006-07 projects or view 2005 projects.
A diverse and committed partnership has been a key factor in VCCC's achievements. To find out how to join VCCC in order to improve the health and mental health system for our communities, please contact us.
If you are a student and interested in doing and internship with VCCC, please complete this survey. Thank you.
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