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TVHC RECEIVES $95,000 GRANT TO INCREASE CALFRESH

Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center (TVHC) recently received a $95,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente Northern California Community Benefit to support our participation in the 2018 BLOC Cohort Program. TVHC will use this grant to work together with Kaiser Permanente to meet the goal of increasing CalFresh (SNAP) participation among low-income individuals and families. Kaiser Permanente has a long-term mission of improving the health of the communities it serves through programs such as this.

“We at TVHC see that our role in this program is a welcome addition to our services to these individuals and families to meet their essential health, behavioral, and dental care needs and to work with them toward a brighter future through other services such as family support, WIC nutrition, and social services,” said David B. Vliet, TVHC CEO.

TVHC is a federally qualified health center which began operations nearly 50 years ago in donated trailers on loaned land in Union City, providing health services to migrant workers and other marginalized groups who otherwise had little or no access to health care. Today, TVHC works to reduce health disparities among low-income individuals and families in the Southern Alameda County communities of San Leandro, Ashland, Cherryland, Hayward and Union City. With a staff of over 300 health professionals, TVHC operates eight primary care clinics, four WIC nutrition services locations; and one combined behavioral health-family support services site.

For more information on this program or Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center, please contact Wil Lacro 510-471-5907 Ext. 3423.

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