WHEREAS, community health centers are a critical component of San Francisco's health care safety net and provide essential health services to San Franciscans; and,
WHEREAS, the partnership between the San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium and the Department of Public Health ensures that thousands of San Franciscans have access to culturally competent, quality primary care services; and,
WHEREAS, the San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium's non-profit, neighborhood-based Partner Community Health Centers have been providing culturally and linguistically appropriate primary and preventive health care services to San Francisco's diverse communities for over 30 years; and,
WHEREAS, the San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium's 11 Partner Community Health Center sites provide 240,000 ambulatory care visits to 60,000 indigent, uninsured and underinsured San Franciscans per year
WHEREAS, Congress has declared August 19-25, 2001 to be National Community Health Centers Week to honor the services community health centers provide nationwide; and,
WHEREAS, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has declared this week in August of each year to be Community Health Centers Week in San Francisco; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, that the Health Commission of the City and County of San Francisco recognizes the San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium's Partner Community Health Centers and other non-profit Community Clinics for their decades of dedicated service to improving the health and well-being of San Franciscans; and, be it
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Health Commission of the City and County of San Francisco declares August 19-25, 2001 "Community Health Centers Week" in San Francisco.
I hereby certify that the Health Commission at its meeting of August 21, 2001 adopted the foregoing resolution.
Michele M. Olson, Executive Secretary to the Health Commission