Archive: September, 2016


No access to a bathtub. No bed. A lost insurance card. Just three of the issues uncovered by a health coach intervention during the initial pilot phase of a pioneering collaboration between Partners in Care Foundation and the Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD) aimed at reducing non-emergency calls to 911. Over the forthcoming months, we will focus on patient stories from the frontline of the intervention. Our aim is to explore some of the circumstances that cause people to become high utilizers of emergency services, and to share ... Read More
September 28, 2016Daylyn Presley


Partners in Care Foundation has received two years of grant funding from Medtronic Foundation, one of the world’s largest medical technology, services and solutions companies, to help support the expansion of the Diabetes Self-Management Training Program (DSMT) for people with type-2 diabetes. More than half a million people in Los Angeles County have type-2 diabetes, according to recent figures from the California Department of Public Health. The DSMT program, which utilizes the Stanford University diabetes curriculum, is a collaborative process through which participants are supported by a multi-disciplinary team to set ... Read More
September 13, 2016Daylyn Presley


Three Partners staff have contributed a chapter to the new Encyclopedia of Social Work, the first continuously updated online collaboration between the National Association of Social Workers (NASW Press) and Oxford University Press (OUP). Partners CEO, June Simmons, Vice-President of Strategic Initiatives, Sandy Atkins, and Melissa Jones, Grants and Special Projects Director co-authored the chapter entitled: Care Transitions, Patient Health, and System Performance in the United States, along with Janice Lynch Schuster, who specializes in aging and end of life issues, and is a frequent contributor to the Washington Post. The article ... Read More
September 7, 2016Daylyn Presley
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