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Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics

Isla Vista, Calif.




Uninsured and low-wage service and agricultural workers receive a wide spectrum of medical, dental, mental-health, and disease-management care at the organization’s clinics and program centers in Santa Barbara County. Funding from a two-year grant from the Health Clinic Opportunity Fund supports operating expenses to help meet the increased demand for services. The fund is designed to bridge, build, and sustain the operations of high-performing community health centers serving diverse and vulnerable populations. It targeted free clinics, public health clinics, and designated federally qualified health center look-alikes to meet both the immediate and long-term health needs of their constituents. Priority was given to projects that leverage existing resources, create more effective operating systems, improve efficiencies, and expand and maintain access to health services for vulnerable populations.