Our vision is for all of San Diego County’s communities to achieve health equity, improved longevity and a better quality of life.
The mission of the Multicultural Health Foundation:
The foundation’s approach is:
Accountable: Sets the standard for shared accountability among the organizations working together to improve health care for medically underserved, multicultural communities.
Collaborative: Coordinates efforts among the private, public and non-profit sectors serving multicultural communities to unite their influence and funding around a common agenda to close gaps in health care.
Empowering: Empowers patients to take action affecting their health, and works to give them the information, tools and support to do so.
Innovative: Extends the benefits of information and communication technology to multicultural communities to help them improve and protect their health.
Multicultural: Respects the patient’s culture and recognizes that health prevention and treatment should be culturally appropriate.
Mutigenerational: Recognizes that each stage of life presents unique challenges and opportunities on the path to wellness.
Research-based: Conducts research to examine health disparities locally, potential strategies to reduce them and to identify culturally appropriate policies, programs and best practices in health care.
Sustainable: Works to build sustainable health initiatives to promote the long-term wellness of multicultural communities while decreasing healthcare costs.
Unifying: Brings together the fragmented health infrastructure in the independent physicians’ sector by offering patients access to medical, social and prevention services under one program.