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TVHC kicks off its public benefits navigation program

Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center (TVHC) is excited to kick off its Public Benefits Navigation program supported by Alameda County Housing & Community Development through American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.

This grant will provide 2.5 years of operational support for our Patient Care Coordination (PCC) and Community Outreach and Advocacy (COA) teams to continue the critical work of educating and navigating community members and patients to vital public benefits, such as health, dental, vision, and behavioral health care, food, family assistance, housing, and other services.

The program provides outreach, patient in-reach, benefits navigation services, medium touch case management, and referral and linkage to TVHC and community resources for community members and patients most impacted by COVID-19 and residing in unincorporated Alameda County.

TVHC’s Patient Care Coordination team will work with patients from the targeted areas to identify their specific needs and connect them to one of TVHCs programs or link them in a warm hand-off to appropriate community partners.

Funding will also support stipends for the TVHC Promotoras team (stipend volunteers), who conduct community outreach to connect community members to a medical home and other community resources in their preferred language and in a culturally competent manner.

“This grant will further support our COA and PCC teams to provide access to high-quality healthcare and wellness services and facilitate the appropriate and efficient delivery of services both within and across healthcare systems,” says Gina Hernandez, TVHC’s Director of Care Coordination and Family Support Services. “We are grateful for the support to continue these valuable services.”

Learn more about Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center HERE.