Linda Meyers was delighted to deliver a $10,000 grant award to Hazaiah Williams, Community Development Director at Elica Health. Elica is a Federally Qualified Health Center, providing comprehensive primary care to individuals of all ages regardless of their health insurance status or their ability to pay. Elica Health will use the grant award to purchase 70 of 220 new computer screens. These screens are a necessary upgrade as Elica Health transitions to a new electronic medical record keeping system, improving coordination of care with other health systems. Linda and Mr. Williams met at Elica’s newest clinical facility on Watt Avenue in North Highlands. Recognizing that many of their clients have transportation issues, this facility provides medical, dental, behavioral health and pharmacy services all within this building. Placing a pharmacy within the building is a model Elica has adopted at all new facilities and will transition to in already established facilities.
Left to right: Jessica Griffith, Missy Kinder, Linda Meyers, Dana Cash, Kelsey Long, Lea Hernandez
Linda Meyers had the pleasure of delivering a $5,538 grant award to Wellspring Women’s Center, located in the heart of Oak Park, where the need for their services is great. Wellspring adapted quickly when the pandemic began. Wellspring transitioned from preparing meals and serving them in-house to preparing meals for distribution. The grant award will be used to purchase individual cartons of milk for their Milk Matters program, providing a cost effective and readily available source of protein. In addition to meals, Wellspring provides referral services to other social safety net programs, and Wellspring is assisting clients with registration and transportation to a COVID-19 vaccination clinic established by UC Davis in the Oak Park neighborhood. Wellspring is a valued resource for women and children in the area.
To support the wildfire effort, $2500 was given to the Firefighters Burn Institute.
Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society Alliance is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.