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Connecting for Health Fall 2019

By November 22, 2019November 24th, 2020No Comments

Guiding Edgar Through his Cancer Diagnosis

To Edgar, a Marin Community Clinics patient, the news of a cancer diagnosis came as a shock. He had just turned 37 and, despite having some leg pain, felt fairly healthy. Such terrifying news would disturb anyone — especially someone at his young age — and the timing couldn’t have been worse.

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“Public Charge Rule” Injunction a
Victory for Immigrants – for Now

Imagine you are an immigrant living in Marin, where you’ve worked hard to secure a job, pay taxes and contribute to your community. Your children (U.S. citizens) are receiving an education and your family has access to medical care through Medi-Cal. You’ve applied to become a lawful permanent resident, but you’re frightened that your application could be denied and you and your spouse deported.

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Integrating Substance Abuse
Treatment with Primary Care

Marin Community Clinics and Center Point, Inc., one of Marin’s long-time providers of vital substance use and mental health disorder treatment and supportive services, have formed a new partnership.

This important development has enabled both organizations to build an integrated care clinic with a robust rehabilitation path for many community members.

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Meet Our Dedicated Staff

Read about some of the many dedicated and passionate Marin Community Clinics’ clinicians and staff who work tirelessly to deliver the best care to our patients and community. We are proud of our staff and thankful for their hard work. They are the heart of our organization and without them we would not be as successful as we are today.

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Donor Profile: Jordan Shields

Meet Jordan Shields, a Clinics’ supporter who is committed to supporting our mission. Jordan has good reasons to be a fan of the Clinics — his great grandchildren are patients, and he has family members who are Clinics’ employees. Because of his different interactions with the Clinics, Jordan has a deep understanding of the need for the services we offer to our patients and community.

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New Board Chair: Cris MacKenzie
New Chief Behavioral Health Officer:
Elizabeth Horevitz, PhD, LCSW

Cristina MacKenzie was named the new Clinics’ board chair in July. MacKenzie, who is currently the Compliance and Privacy Officer for Kaiser Permanente’s Marin and Sonoma Counties Health Plan and Foundation Hospitals.

Elizabeth Horevitz, PhD, LCSW has accepted the Chief Behavioral Health Officer position and joined the Marin Community Clinics’ executive team..

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Top 10% US Health Center

The Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA), which oversees over 1,300 federally funded community health centers, reviewed the clinical performance of its members in August and subsequently released several quality awards.

Marin Community Clinics received six Quality Improvement Awards! Only 14 Health Centers out of 158 in California received this many awards from HRSA. Most importantly, the Clinics received a Gold designation for Health Care Quality Leader, which is the most prestigious recognition for overall clinical performance.

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please email  or call 415-526-8527.