2,000 square miles-Larger than the States of Delaware or Rhode Island
Overall population 440,000
Due to affordable housing in the 90’s 50% increase in Housing 1990-2000 & 17% last 5 years
Currently One of the Highest foreclose rates in the State
Medium Household income $44,277
Unemployment Rate 10.7
Medium Age 31
78% have High School Degree
Poverty level 25% & 15% Uninsured
Estimated # of Uninsured 65,000-75,000 & Growing
Health Indicators Antelope Valley vs. LA County
Antelope Valley “Leads” the County of Los Angeles with the poorest health indicators:
Children & Adults with Asthma
Drug Related Deaths
Children with Special Needs
Children Exposed to Tobacco at Home
Tobacco Use by Adults
Motor Vehicle Deaths
Late or no Prenatal Care and
Current Health Care Delivery System
Antelope Valley Hospital 440 bed at capacity. ER 110,000 visits/year. One of the busiest in US.
40% of the visits are non-urgent and 60% of those have no insurance
High Desert Health Systems-Closed County Hospital 5 years ago. Budget constraints on out-patient services
Palmdale Hospital closed 10 years ago.
Lancaster Community Hospital-117 beds-Building new Hospital in Palmdale- Currently no Medi-Cal contract
Logo VNA UW AVC Creation of AVCC
Late 2005, Antelope Valley Partners for Health (AVPH) completed a Community Needs Assessment funded by Kaiser Permanente. It concluded that there was a critical need for expansion of primary care, prevention and education services for the uninsured and underinsured.
Antelope Valley Community Clinic Advisory Board was created. Committee members included major providers, organizations & Community members: AV Hospital, Lancaster Community Hospital, High Desert Medical Group, Kaiser Permanente, County of Los Angeles and the Cities of Lancaster and (c) (3) was formed. The Board is 51% users of service & FQHC Compliant
In August 07 we received a start-up grant from Kaiser Permanent for $250,000
In March 08 we acquired Care-A-Van Mobile Clinic from VNCS/PICF
In August 08 we received $500,000 grant from LA Care.
In March 09 we acquired Clinic in Palmdale. License pending.
In April 09 we began construction on Phase 1 clinic in Lancaster. License in June 09
In August 09 we opened the Lancaster Clinic
In March 10 we will begin construction on Health and Wellness Clinic
Currently operate 2 Mobile Clinics and two fixed clinic one in Palmdale and one in Lancaster.
All will be staffed by physicians and mid-level Nurse Practitioners.
Family, internal and pediatric medicine, obstetrics and gynecology. OB Clinic from AV Hospital is sub-letting at proposed Phase 2
Diagnostic laboratory and imaging services on-site and through AV Hospital and Lancaster Community Hospital in-kind support.
Preventative health services including prenatal and perinatal services. Black Infant Health, Healthy Births, Save A Smile etc. through Antelope Valley Partners for Health
Screening for breast and cervical cancer, well-child services, immunizations, disease management for diabetes, asthma and hypertension.
Adult and Children's’ Dental program
Care-A-Van Mobile Health Clinic in service since 1996. Sees 3,200 patients every year at 16 sites throughout the Antelope Valley
Care-A-Van Mobile Clinic II. Donated by County of Los Angeles. License pending. Plan is to convert to full-service Dental Clinic in 2010
Primary Clinics in Lancaster & Palmdale
Palmdale- 2,800 sf opened March 1, 2009. Acquired from local physician. Primarily Women and Children but have expanded to adult medicine. Temp space until we find larger clinic in Palmdale. Seeing about 750 patients a month.
Lancaster-Arbor Grove 2,800 sf. Opened in August 2009. 7 Exam rooms. Will see pediatrics & adult medicine. About 600 patient per month. When larger Health and Wellness Center opens we will maintain this space for older adults and or prevention and disease management care such as our new Diabetes Education & Treatment program.
Phase 1 2,800 sf open June 2009 Round area on
Antelope Valley Community Clinic-Palmdale 2,800 sf 6 exam rooms acquired March 1, 2009 Seeing 600 patients per month. License in June 2009
New Community Health and Wellness Center
We have signed a lease on a 15,000 sf building in Lancaster in a very high area of need that will serve as a “Community Health and Wellness Center”.
We will have additional clinic and meeting /conference space adding at least 20 more exam rooms and expanding our primary care, pediatrics, OB, Dental and specialty care clinics.
High Desert Medical Group 2008 $50,000
AV Hospital $100,000- General operations
AVPH Fundraiser $50,000
Ahmanson Foundation $350,000-Construction
LA Care $500,000 for Operations August 2008
Kaiser $250,000 start up 8.1.07
Ralph M Parson’s Foundation $150,000 for construction 2010
LA County $350,000 for construction & $850,000 for patient care. 2010
California Wellness Foundation for $150,000 general ops 2010
Weingart Foundation $350,000
S. Mark Taper Foundation $200,000
Help II-State $200,000-$750,000 loan after FQHC
CPCA- $350,000 Bridge loan after FQHC
Federal Stimulus- After we receive FQHC-Amount not known for Construction. Operational grants are $650,000
FQHC- or 330 Look-Alike-Letter of Intent submitted April 2009
Full FQHC Application to be submitted in September 2009
- FQHC allows significantly enhanced reimbursement on all Medi-Cal and Medicare patients
- FQHC Competitive Grants also provide $600,000
Other sources of funding
Medi-Cal, CHDP, CDP, Family Pact, Healthy Families, Healthy Way LA, EAPC, PPP, Medicare, LA Care & other HMO’s
Foundation Support-Current: Kaiser, United Way, Blue Shield, Komen, Avon Foundations, Ahmanson, Boeing
Potential: The Weingert, Annenberg, California Community Foundation and The California Endowment.
Construction Start-Up Funding $500,000 $250,000 $40,000 $100,000 Kaiser Permanente $100,000 The Ahmanson Foundation $350,000 The Ralph M. Parson’s Foundation $150,000 The California Wellness Foundation $150,000
Operational Support Kaiser Permanente Rural Health Grant Healthy Families Family PACT Public Private Partnership Expanded Access to Primary Care Medi-Cal UNITED WAY's Cancer Detection Program The California Wellness Foundation
AVCC Expansion Plans
AV Health and Wellness Center Open: Sept 2009
Lake Los Angeles & Littlerock- Currently operated by County of Los Angeles Acquire: 2010???
Lancaster- “Arbor Grove” Temporary Clinic adjacent to large AV Health & Wellness Center project
Open: June 2009
Palmdale- Physician Clinic acquisition
Acquire: March 2009
Mojave- Kern County Currently underserved area with little or no access to primary care. No projected opening date.
Operate 2 Mobile Clinics-One to be converted to Dental
Geriatric Assessment Center in Arbor Grove- PACE Program????