Since Solano Coalition for Better Health’s (Coalition’s) inception in 1988, it has spearheaded the development of various community programs to address health issues among the medically underserved, uninsured, and vulnerable individuals in Solano County. By developing effective partnerships with health care providers, public health agencies, and community organizations within Solano County, the Coalition acts as a vehicle to plan and implement access initiatives across the health care community.
Over the years, the Coalition’s collaborative efforts have effectively improved access to health care coverage and services for low-income residents through the following programs:
- Healthy Kids Solano Program
- Solano Kids Insurance Program (SKIP)
- Substance Abuse Prevention Program
- Disparities Elimination Program
- Oral Health Program (OH)
- Transitional Care Collaboration Program (TCP)
Through the establishment and implementation of these programs, the Coalition has accomplished the following:
- Enrollment of over 25,000 residents for health insurance coverage including Medi-Cal, Healthy Families, Kaiser Children’s Health Plan, and Healthy Kids.
- Facilitation and evaluation of health access community programs to ensure Solano County’s neediest population (families within incomes of 300% or less of Federal Poverty Guidelines) receive critical health services.
- Presence of a strong system of Federally Qualified Health Centers. The Coalition includes all FQHCs as partners in addressing primary care and behavior health service needs of the target population throughout the 7 major communities in Solano County.
- Creation of a pharmacy assistance program which enabled 500 adults to secure free medications from pharmaceutical companies, valued in excess of $500,000 per year.
- And finally, the development of programs to reduce ethnic and racial-based health disparities in Solano County.