Over the past year, Marin Community Clinics was tested. Although we bent, we never broke, and for that, I am grateful. We are most certainly a more resilient organization now. I am extremely proud of every one of our staff who have supported our mission, lived our values, and helped us overcome enormous adversity. 2020 gave new meaning to community health, and it reinvigorated my own perspective on the importance of our work. I am feeling hopeful and excited about the future.
It’s easy to focus solely on the pandemic and our tremendous COVID response effort when reflecting on the past year, but that doesn’t tell the whole story. We innovated, and found ways to ensure our patients had access to all of our many services. We advanced our care through technology. For many, this pandemic sparked a revelation that we’ve understood here at the Clinics for quite some time: Access to healthcare services, for everyone, makes a truly healthy community. The need for our services is greater than ever, and I can assure you that Marin Community Clinics will not back down, and in fact, we’re scaling up.
Our commitment to our patients never faltered. We launched the new Greenbrae Clinic in February, further expanding our care and services for older adults (I’ll be sharing more on our exciting expansion plans very soon). We’ve taken leaps in becoming a more trauma-informed organization. We’ve helped families bring tiny new additions into the world and our community, while providing others with a better understanding ofcontraception and safer sex practices through our education programs.
This annual report is all about our impact, and I couldn’t be more proud. You should be too – your continued support (and every name listed within these pages) enables us to expand our impact. When you contribute to Marin Community Clinics, you join all of us in “touching lives through health” every day. Thank you for that!
Mitesh Popat, MD, MPH
Chief Executive Officer