The Health Improvement Partnership (HIP) and Safety Net Clinic Coalition of Santa Cruz County (SNCC) held a health center bus tour to celebrate National Health Center Week 2018. The event was part of a national campaign during the week of August 12th-18th to raise awar...

Safety Net Clinic Coalition Five Year Impact Report

For over ten years, Trina Mendez suffered from chronic toothaches that tormented her with persistent pain and forced her to hide her smile. Even after becoming eligible for Medicare, dental visits remained unaffordable...

August 15, 2017

The Health Improvement Partnership and Safety Net Clinic Coalition of Santa Cruz County (SNCC) unveiled the 5-year Impact Report 2012-2016 in a local celebration of National Health Center Week. The event featured presentations and a roundtable discussion with Safety Ne...

June 27, 2017

State Legislation Impacting the Safety Net

During June’s HIPC meeting, Victor Christy, Assistant Director of Legislative Affairs from the California Health+ Advocates of the California Primary Care Association (CPCA), provided an update on state legislation impacting th...

May 25, 2017

The Oral Health Access Strategic Plan

In May, Laura Marcus, Executive Director of Dientes Community Dental Care, came to HIPC to detail the Oral Health Access Strategic Plan. In 2016, Dientes commissioned the first-ever county wide Oral Health Needs Assessment. While Me...

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