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'Racism: Let the Cure Begin' Town Hall Meeting on Dec. 1 - Multicultural Health Foundation

'Racism: Let the Cure Begin' Town Hall Meeting on Dec. 1

Nov. 19, 2015

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 19, 2015 -- In our data-driven culture, the numbers reveal a harsh reality: People of color, particularly African Americans and Native Americans, get sicker and die earlier than whites, while Hispanics have poorer access to health care and higher rates of obesity and diabetes.  What role does racism have in these healthcare disparities?  As the country again wrestles with racism, it’s imperative that that conversation include health care, which touches everyone from before birth to the last moments of life. The Multicultural Health Foundation is presenting a town hall meeting, “Racism: Let the Cure Begin,” on Dec. 1, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation. The goal of...

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National Medical Association Names San Diego Physician Practioner Of The Year - Multicultural Health Foundation

National Medical Association Names San Diego Physician Practioner Of The Year

Jul. 29, 2015

SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 29, 2015 – The National Medical Association has awarded long-time local physician, Dr. Richard O. Butcher, its prestigious Practitioner of the Year Award. Dr. Butcher, 76, is an institution in San Diego’s medical, philanthropic and sports communities. He’s been in private practice in Southeastern San Diego for decades. He is president of the Care View Medical Group and past Chief of Staff at Alvarado Hospital. He’s past president of the San Diego Medical Association and has served on many boards. Dr. Butcher has been a local champion on a variety of fronts to combat chronic disease in low-income neighborhoods. African Americans have the highest rates of these diseases locally and across the country.  For example, African Americans who live in...

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San Diego Project Incredibly Successful - Multicultural Health Foundation

San Diego Project Incredibly Successful

May. 19, 2015

Patient Health Improvement Initiative saved an estimated $5 million in healthcare costsDENVER, Col., May 19, 2015 – One of the nation’s leading experts on the delivery of health care called San Diego’s Project Health Improvement Initiative an “incredibly successful” program that could serve as a national model.The program was funded by a $1.1 million Healthcare Innovation Grant awarded in June of 2012 by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.The goals of the three-year grant were to reduce the cost of low-income, chronically ill “super utilizers” to the health care system and to improve the patients’ long-term outcomes.The Center for State Health Policy at Rutgers University, the grant’s administrator, assembled the four award winners annually to share information...

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Project transforms patients' lives, slashes costs - Multicultural Health Foundation

Project transforms patients' lives, slashes costs

Sep. 1, 2014

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 1, 2014 – An innovative project is transforming the lives of the neediest patients while cutting health-care costs. Early results offer a powerful prescription for communities and the health care system struggling to care for the long-term ill.The three-year project is being funded by a $1.1 million Healthcare Innovation Challenge Grant, just one of four awarded by the federal government in 2011. It was won by a San Diego group of independent physicians, the Multicultural Primary Care Medical Group, in partnership with the San Diego Organizing Project and other national and local partners.The project targets chronically ill patients reeling from one medical crisis to another, frequently landing in emergency rooms, racking up expensive bills. These patients are gene...

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