Partners in Care believes that today's health care and social services need to change and improve in fundamental ways so that they work better for all of us.

Towards this goal, Partners in Care brings about positive change in the delivery of health care and social services through:

Collaboration with community-based organizations and public and private funders to create these fundamental changes.

Innovation in Partners' programs and projects that demonstrate and prove the effectiveness of these new strategies.

High-Impact Results Partners' work has produced replicable models of care that others across the country have adopted.



Partners in Care Foundation recognized at the 2015 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Innovates AwardsRead more…

Partners CEO June Simmons co-authored a research topic paper for Frontiers in Public Health entitled “Evidence-Based Leadership Council – a National Collaborative,” detailing the vision and activities of a coalition dedicated to the implementation of health self-management programs across the country, with the goal of improved health outcomes for people with chronic conditions.  Read more

Loopback Analytics Provides Partners in Care with Innovative Technology Platform: Solution delivers evidence-based results for improved patient outcomes.  Read more…

Achievements of Partners in Care Co-founder Recognized. Jody Dunn, Co-founder and Vice President of Service Integration at Partners in Care Foundation, has announced that she will be transitioning out of her full-time responsibilities at the organization to focus on consulting work. Ms. Dunn’s announcement this month comes as her remarkable contribution to health care management and reform was recognized in her nomination for the San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s, 14th Annual Women in Business Awards, in the category of Non-Profit Executive of the Year. Read more... 

Partners at Home, a community network of Partners in Care, provides regional, one-call-does-it-all access to a broad spectrum of community-based services that address key social determinants of health. Read More…

Partners in Care Foundation is proud to recognize our valued colleagues in changing the shape of health care, Read More…

Partners in Care Foundation Awarded NCQA Accreditation: The high quality of Partners in Care’s community-based complex case management has been recognized with an Accreditation from the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Partners has championed the concept of community-based care management organizations seeking quality Accreditation, and is one of the first in the nation to receive the NCQA seal. Read more…


Person at the Center National IT Conference Brings Together National ExpertsONC and the Administration for Community Living convened a meeting to discuss ways to put the Person at the Center of their care by improving communication and collaboration among community-based service organizations and health care partners through health information technology.  June Simmons, CEO, Partners in Care was among the presenters.

The Institute of Medicine report "Dying in America," issued September 17, urges positive change in America to advance better care at the end of life. Partners' CEO June Simmons considers it a great honor to have served on the work group that developed this document and hopes that it powerfully promotes the palliative care cause for which our organization has fought so long and hard. To read the report, click here

The Archstone Foundation awarded a $400,000 plus two-year grant to Partners in Care Foundation to support the work of the Evidence-Based Leadership Council (read more)

Thanks to everyone who made our 15th Annual Vision & Excellence in Healthcare Leadership Tribute Dinner such a wonderful success.  And congratulations again to our CareMore and PIH Health Honorees (read more)

Kathy Greenlee, Assistant Secretary for Aging and Administrator of the Administration for Community Living, visited Partners in Care on April 10, 2014, for a lively exchange of ideas on how community-based organizations can and should play a role in health care reform. (Read more…)

On April 4, 2014 Partners CEO June Simmons received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Council on Gerontology and Geriatrics (read more)

Register now for the 11th Annual CAPG Healthcare Conference, June 5-8, 2014.  Partners’ CEO June Simmons will be a presenter at this prestigious industry gathering.  Read more…

Please join us at our Vision & Excellence in Health Care Leadership 2014 Tribute Dinner. Read more.

Zina Kally, PhD, Director, Research & Evaluation, Institute for Change at Partner in Care Foundation, recently had two articles, written in collaboration with the Alzheimer's Association, accepted for publication in the Journal of Gerontological Social Work.  You can review them online from the links below:

Asian Pacific Islander Dementia Care Network: A Model of Care for Under-served Communities

The Savvy Caregiver Program: Impact of an Evidence-based Intervention on the Well-being of Ethnically Diverse Caregivers



A care transitions demonstration funded by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, incorporates Partners’ HomeMeds evidence-based medication management program.  Read more, December 3, 2013 

A Message from Partners CEO June Simmons about the Los Angeles Alliance for Community Health & Aging, October 25, 2013

Partners’ own Sandy Atkins, VP, Institute For Change, is quoted in this USA Today article about how frighteningly unprepared America is for its silver tsunami of aging Baby Boomers.  You’ll find her expert perspective under “The Transportation Challenge” but we highly recommend reading the entire article – it’s a worthwhile investment of your time.

View the Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center December Newsletter, December 3, 2013

Partners in Care has been selected by the U.S. Administration for Community Living as one of nine community-based organizations across the country that have years of experience serving seniors and people with disabilities to receive training in marketing, contracting, and pricing their services, and forming business relationships with healthcare providers, May 29, 2013

2013 Vision & Excellence in Health Care Leadership, Tribute Dinner, May 13, 2013

Social Workers Key to Improving Medication Management in Innovative HomeMeds Program, February 1, 2013

Partners in Care Foundation announces 2013 Mathies Award honorees, MemorialCare Health System and Barry Arbuckle, PhD, January 21, 2013



Partners' CEO June Simmons presents at AoA, NCOA Expert Panel on "Healthcare and the Community-Based Organizations -- Building an Infrastructure to Scale Self-Managemement" Ms. Simmons provided the California perspective, May 15, 2012, Washington, D.C.

Partners in Care, Microsoft Corporation and the City of Los Angeles Department of Aging Announce Program that Increases the Activity and Well-Being of Seniors (posted April 4, 2012)

UCLA Health System and Executive Chief Named Partners in Care Foundation's 2012 Mathies Award Honorees for Vision & Excellence in Health Care Leadership (posted Feb 15, 2012)


The Eisner Foundation Supports Partners' HomeMeds program, (posted Nov 7, 2011)

Sandy Atkins, Partners in Care to present HomeMeds at AgeTech California conference in Pasadena, November 15, 2011 read more...(posted Sept 23, 2011)

Partners in Care named finalist for ABBY Award for Innovations in Healthcare (posted July 12, 2011)

Partners in Care elects Courtney Lyder to board of directors (posted May 23, 2011)

Partners announces a new program for "Caregivers at Home" -- caregivers at home can now join a weekly call-in program for support and tips (click here to view/download informational flyer) posted May 16, 2011

Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center becomes a program of Partners in Care Foundation (posted March 18, 2011)

Partners in Care HomeMeds program and June Simmons, CEO featured in PharmacyToday online (posted March 8, 2011)

Howard A. Kahn, CEO, L.A. Care Health Plan, named 2011 Partners in Care Foundation Mathies Award recipient, Molina Family and Molina Healthcare Inc. to receive Champion for Health Award (posted Jan 25, 2011)

Past Years

National & Regional Innovations

First of four national demonstration sites to lead expansion of Partners' evidence-based Medication Management Improvement System (MMIS). (more) 

Partners and Other Healthcare Leaders Join Public Discussion on Medi-Cal and Health Care Reform with Principles for Effective HealthCare Reform as a First Step. (more)

Partners in Care Establishes the California Health Innovation Centersm (CHICsm):  The Center creates and encourages local and statewide partnerships aimed at redirecting health and community resources using tested programs... (more) 

June Simmons, president and CEO of Partners in Care, joins the Institute for Health Care Improvement's (IHI) team supporting the innovative Triple Aim Initiative.

The Institute for Change/Research Center

Research to real world, evidence-based practice change.

Our expertise in project research, program and services development, evaluation and dissemination are helping make essential advances in the delivery and transformation of health care and social services. 

Our award-winning projects have led to nationally recognized and replicated models of care.

Pilot Projects:  Conceive new ideas and conduct exploratory studies.

Needs Assessment and Consultation: Guidance, planning and project development.

Research and Evaluation Projects: Randomized control trials, comparison design and program, evaluation.

Dissemination and Replication: Moving research to practice.

Read more:  From Research to Real World Practice  Partners in Care Institute for Change
Join Us! 
Partners' welcomes leaders and innovators to join with us in exploring the possibilities of "changing the shape of health care" and social services so they work for all.

To discuss a collaborative project or idea contact:
W. June Simmons, President/CEO, 818.837.3755 ext. 102 or email  or 
Sandy Atkins, IFC/Research Center Director: 818-837-3775 x111, or email 

Partners in Care serves as a catalyst to shape a new vision of care by partnering with organizations, funders and community leaders.