Partners in Care (Partners) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to serve as a catalyst for shaping a new vision of health care by partnering with organizations, families and community leaders in the work of changing health care systems, changing communities and changing lives.
We work to develop more effective, more efficient approaches to improve quality of life for diverse individuals and communities, targeting the most at-risk. Successful models are replicated in leading local, regional and national organizations. Partners became a freestanding non-profit organization in 1997.
Partners is now a nationally recognized leader in promoting innovative community and home approaches in geriatric care management, health promotion, chronic disease management, end of life care, addressing ethnic health disparities and introducing positive practice change. With an annual operating budget of more than $9 million, Partners has an extensive history in testing, adapting and disseminating evidence-based models.
In 2005, Partners moved its headquarters office to the City of San Fernando from Burbank, California, into a building that was previously the site of the first hospital in the San Fernando Valley. This move was made possible through the cooperation of the City of San Fernando and Mission Community Hospital in founding the new San Fernando Community Health and Education Center which houses the UCLA School of Dentistry, the Southern California College of Optometry, a podiatry program, and Partners in Care to promote health and create greater access to health care services to the community.
In collaboration with its partners and supporters, Partners and its network of community-based agencies and providers are changing the shape of health care with innovative projects and meaningful programs that improves the care and quality of life for those who lives we touch.