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October 19, 2010 > Tri-City Health Center receives grants

Tri-City Health Center receives grants

Submitted By Cristina Torres

Tri-City Health Center (TCHC) was awarded two $10,000 grants by Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit Program in southern Alameda County for the "Making A Difference Everyday" (MADE) and "Team Up for Health" programs.

The MADE program is designed to promote chronic disease management for diabetes and hypertension. Through the program, TCHC will provide vital health consultations and educational material to diabetic and hypertensive patients.

The Team Up for Health program will provide patients access to services that improve nutrition, healthful food knowledge and exercise through consultations with nutritionists and behavioral health specialists. This program will combat obesity through an integrative personalized nutrition and behavioral health counseling approach. A unique model will be implemented to target fundamental and sustainable behavioral changes that will improve the quality of life for TCHC's obese patients.

The two grants from Kaiser Permanente, totaling $20,000, will support dedicated time of the TCHC Nutritionist, Behavioral Health staff, Nurse Case Manager, and Health Educators, caring for patients of the two programs.

"Tri-City Health Center's partnership with Kaiser Permanente has contributed to our success in delivering several community health programs addressing prevention and management of chronic diseases, family planning and community health education." said Juliana Schirmer, TCHC's Director of Development.

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