Published : Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | 11:11 AM
Today, ChapCare announces that its 20th Anniversary Event, Making a Difference: Past, Present and Future, will take place on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The event will be hosted at ChapCare Lincoln at 2055 Lincoln Avenue, Pasadena.
In 1995, grassroots pressure from organizations like the Black Males Forum and Pasadena Unified School District, combined with institutional support from Huntington Hospital, Kaiser Permanente, the City of Pasadena and its Health Department, Pacific Clinics, Planned Parenthood of Pasadena, and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, led to ChapCare’s founding as a nonprofit public benefit corporation. The myriad of organizations and individuals that helped start ChapCare tasked the organization with providing primary health care services to low-income, uninsured residents in Pasadena.
ChapCare launched medical services in 1998 and dental services in 2001. During the past 20 years, ChapCare has grown from a grassroots community clinic to a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) regional network, with a mission to provide excellent, comprehensive, and innovative healthcare that is accessible to the residents of the San Gabriel Valley. The organization serves a primarily low-income patient population, with approximately 60% being Latino, and many Spanish speaking. ChapCare is now the leading safety-net provider in the areas it serves. The organization provides primary medical and dental care, behavioral health counseling, specialty services (i.e. optometry and podiatry), on-site pharmacy, HIV specialty care, and health insurance screening and enrollment.
Making a Difference: Past, Present and Future will give ChapCare a chance to recognize the people that helped found the organization, give attendees the opportunity to learn how ChapCare makes a difference in the communities we serve, and explore how ChapCare will enhance and expand its scope of services in the future. All net proceeds from this event will go toward providing healthcare services for the uninsured and underinsured.
“Having been ChapCare’s leader for 19 years I have gotten to see first-hand the impact the organization has had on the communities we serve,” said Margaret B. Martinez, MPH, ChapCare’s CEO. “During this momentous occasion, I look forward to recognizing those who have helped the organization grow to where it is today, and sharing our vision for the future.”
If you would like to purchase tickets to attend ChapCare’s 20th anniversary event, Making a Difference: Past, Present and Future, please visit: https://chapcaretickets.eventbrite.com
Community Health Alliance of Pasadena (ChapCare) was founded in 1995 by a group of community residents, city officials, and health care agencies to establish primary healthcare services for low-income, uninsured residents in Pasadena. ChapCare began providing medical services in 1998 and dental services in 2001. Today, ChapCare is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides healthcare services to countless residents of the San Gabriel Valley. ChapCare operates 4 health centers in Pasadena, 1 health center in Monrovia, and 3 health centers in El Monte/South El Monte. ChapCare provides over 64,000 primary healthcare visits annually to over 15,000 patients.
For more information on ChapCare, please call (626) 398-6300 or visit www.chapcare.org.