APHCV awarded for Telehealth Funding

COVID-19 has forced many health centers in the Los Angeles County as well as all over the U.S. to change their methods of patient visits in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Telehealth is the delivery of health care, health education, and health information services through remote access. Telehealth has evolved into digital healthcare services that are performed through live video conferencing, remote patient monitoring (RPM) and mobile health apps.

Over the course of 2020, APHCV has been able to secure grant funding for our Telehealth project from the following funders:

  • Direct Relief
  • Federal Communications Commissions (FCC)
  • Health Net
  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

With the support of our funders, APHCV has been able to greatly benefit from the support of our funders during this Pandemic by providing access to care by reducing disease exposure for both staff and patients. Thank you to the support of our funders who helped make our Telehealth Project possible!

APHCV is awarded funding for Provider Recruitment Program by L.A. Care

L.A Care Health Plan awards APHCV with funding for the Provider Recruitment Program two cycles in a row! We are so grateful that L.A. Care has chosen APHCV

L.A. Care is one of the largest publicly operated health plans in the country and has been working to address the physician shortage in L.A. County. During the month of October 2020, APHCV was announced as one of the awardees for the seventh round of awardees for two new Providers. Later in January 2021, APHCV was yet again announced as one out of 21 awardees in L.A. Care’s eighth round of Provider Recruitment Program funding. Each new physician that was recruited into the safety net can serve as many as 2,000 patients!

Thank you to L.A. Care for the continued support of APHCV!

Below are  APHCV’s new Providers who have been recruited through L.A. Care’s Safety Net Funding.

Information about APHCV’s Providers can be found by clicking here.

L.A. Care Health Plan Awards APHCV with 2020 Provider Recognition Awards

L.A. Care Health Plan has recognized Asian Pacific Health Care Venture, Inc. for the third year in a row as a Top Performing Clinic. We received the Top Performing Clinic Award in the categories of Women’s and Pediatric Care! We are so honored to be recognized by L.A. Care Health Plan for the quality care that we provide to all of our patients and community, particularly for youth and adults. We strive to always provide the best, culturally competent, and patient-centered care.

 

APHCV is recognized by National Committee of Quality Assurance

We are proud to announce that our APHCV-Belmont Health Center, APHCV-El Monte/Rosemead Health Center, and APHCV-Los Feliz Health Center are recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). The Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of care that puts patients at the forefront of care, which builds better relationships between patients and our clinical care team. Being given this recognition means that APHCV is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for our patients. We do this by providing coordinated, whole-person care that is patient-centered with accessible hours and locations.

 

Safety Measures We Are Taking

To Our APHCV Patients,

We hope you and your family are well and safe and thank you for choosing APHCV as your health care provider.

As APHCV begins providing care in person for you and many of our patients, I am writing this letter to provide you with information regarding safety measures we have in our facilities.

First, APHCV shall provide care in person gradually to ensure safety for everyone. Unless Patients must be seen in person due to disease manifestation or health information we need to acquire in person, APHCV continues to provide telephone visits for all of our Patients.

We screen all of our workforce members for their temperatures and symptoms every morning before they report to work and at the entrances of all of our facilities. If they have symptoms or high temperature or exposure, they are required to stay home and will not come to work until they take COVID 19 tests and results are negative. If they are positive, they are quarantined until our medical team gives them health clearance.

We screen all our Patients upon making in person appointments and again before they enter our facilities. If they have any COVID19 symptoms, they cannot enter the facilities but are seen by our Providers via phone. We ask all Patients that they must wear masks at all times while in our facilities. This includes when you are in an examination room before seeing your Provider.

We ensure the availability of our Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Weekly, we check inventory, use, and supply to ensure the PPE availability is adequate. We ensure that all our workforce wear adequate PPE. Staff are constantly trained on how to use PPE.

Social distancing – We arranged our facility space so that 6ft social distancing is maintained in all areas including patient reception rooms. All of our business meetings are now conducted via WebEx to minimize contacts among our workforce members.

On-going safety monitoring – We have a COVID19 Incident Command Center which weekly check safety measures for our Patients and employees.

I hope this information helps assure you how much we at APHCV daily strive to maximize protection for you and our employees. Again, thank you for choosing APHCV as your trusted health care provider.

Sincerely,

Kazue Shibata
Chief Executive Officer