For Immediate Release
San Fernando, CA — Eric Hazzard, Ph.D. has joined the San Fernando-based Partners in Care Foundation (Partners) as a Senior Director for the agency’s Community Care Hub. In this role, he will bring social care solutions to health care partnerships through a new system extending medical and social services into the home and community, supporting those most in need.
This effort includes recruiting community-based social service organizations to join the Community Care Hub’s provider network and managing ongoing relations through the Hub.
Partners’ President and CEO June Simmons noted “Eric joins us with a great background and personality well-suited to Partners’ mission. We were fortunate to work with Eric while he was in his last position and saw up close the strong values and people skills he brings to our agency.”
Before joining the Partners, Hazzard served as Strategic Sales Director in California and Hawaii for Unite Us. Before that he worked with TupeloLife Services as Chief Scientific Officer.
Partners’ mission aligns social care and health care in addressing the social determinants of health and equity disparities affecting diverse, under-served and vulnerable populations. We are committed to providing holistic, person-centered social care in formal partnerships with health care providers and payers to serve those in greatest need due to complex health challenges and financial crises. Our supportive, non-medical services take place in the home with a goal of supporting people so they may continue to live safely in the community.
The Partners in Care Foundation’s mission is to align social care and health care to address the social determinants of health and equity disparities affecting diverse, under-served and vulnerable populations. We promote the best possible health and quality of life for those most in need through enhanced self-care and special supports and access to key resources.
Partners is accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) in Case Management – Long Term Services and Supports and was the second community-based organization in the country to achieve this status. Partners is a nationally recognized leader in developing innovative community and home-based approaches in health promotion, chronic disease management, and addressing health disparities.
Partners has an extensive history in creating, testing, adapting, and disseminating evidence-based models of care. Founded in 1997, Partners has an annual budget of $27 million and over 250 employees throughout California. The agency provides non-medical home and community-based services, self-management education, medication safety screening, and outreach and care coordination for approximately 20,000 individuals annually. For more information about the agency, visit www.picf.org