Marin City Health and Wellness Center

aka Marin City Clinic, Bayview Clinic, Bayview Hunters Point Clinic, Marin Family Birth Center, MCHWC   |   Marin City, CA   |  http://www.marincityclinic.com

Mission

Our mission is to provide innovative health and wellness services to all, with the goal of African American health equity.

Notes from the nonprofit

Marin City Health & Wellness is building a model for African American health. The successes that we are seeing in the San Francisco Bay Area can be replicated elsewhere. Your support can have a tremendous impact on the health and well-being of Black adults and young people.

Ruling year info

2008

CEO

Harold Wallace

Main address

630 Drake Avenue

Marin City, CA 94965 USA

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EIN

06-1787661

NTEE code info

Ambulatory Health Center, Community Clinic (E32)

Alcohol, Drug and Substance Abuse, Dependency Prevention and Treatment (F20)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Leadership Programs for Black Teens

As a community healthcare organization, Marin City Health & Wellness Center understands that to address the needs of teens in at-risk communities, we must expose them to multicultural experiences and role models who demonstrate diverse values of academic, social and personal effort.

MCHWC offers programs for Black teens:
- The Defenders for young men in middle and high school
- Girl Power for young women in middle and high school
- The summer Quality of Life Road Trip for the most vulnerable youth living in poverty and public housing to meet leaders in business, education and community across the U.S.

Preventative Behavioral Health
Most programs for Black teens who struggle academically focus on tutoring and mentoring. We see behavioral health at the heart of challenges students face at school. The Defenders and Girl Power uniquely leverage the mental health expertise of a public health clinic to focus on improved behaviors at home and in the classroom and, as a result, improved grades.

Social Determinants of Health
Most program participants face severe risks at home, toxic stress from repeated trauma and chronic poverty, and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

Health and wealth are directly correlated, as are poverty and illness. When disadvantaged young people have access to knowledge, advice and role models, they see options for careers. Each youth begins to build employment and a stronger local economy, breaking historic cycles in low-income communities.

Population(s) Served

The US has the highest maternal mortality rate of any industrialized country in the world: more than 2 women die every day in this country from pregnancy-related causes; and our maternal mortality ratios have increased dramatically over the past 25 years. For Black women the maternal health disparities are severe: African American women or their babies are nearly 4 times more likely (than White or Latina moms) to die as a result of childbirth.

The Marin Family Birth Center opened in 2016 as the only place where a Medi-Cal mom in Marin could give birth outside of the hospital or her home. Longer appointments with a midwife (who cares for the same new mother through prenatal counseling, birth and post-natal care) lead to better health outcomes for mother and baby.

The birth center operates as part of a public health clinic (FQHC), which offers wraparound care including women's health, maternal care, pediatric, dental and behavioral health.

Population(s) Served

MCHWC provides recovery services for those dealing with addiction to heroin, prescription pain medication or alcohol. Our substance abuse counseling and Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) program is available to the homeless and general population. We partner with other service providers and the criminal justice system in Marin and San Francisco counties to help adults in need.

We provide these services from three clinic sites in the Bay Area:
• Individual and group counseling
• Medical treatment for opioid use, heroin, prescriptions pain meds, or alcohol
• Suboxone/Vivitrol Medication-Assisted Recovery
• Resources and referrals to outpatient and in-patient treatment programs

Population(s) Served

Founded in 2006 to provide healthcare to residents of public housing, our mission is innovative health and wellness services for all, with the goal of African American health equity.

As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), we provide primary healthcare (medical, dental and behavioral health), maternal and perinatal care, medication assisted recovery treatment, chiropractic, acupuncture, health education, and chronic disease management for patients, regardless of income. Services include:
• State-of-the-art medical and dental care
• Behavioral and mental health programs
• Healthy lifestyle programs for all ages
• Natural birth center (Marin County’s first alternative birth facility)
• Youth leadership programs for Black teen boys (The Defenders) and teen girls (Girl Power)


We accept Medi-Cal (Medicaid), Medicare and private insurance, and our Certified Enrollment Counselor helps patients with eligibility. In 2016, we:
• Provided 13,816 medical, dental and behavioral health visits to 3,065 unique patients;
• Served all ages: 67% of patients are 25-64 years old, and patients range from infants to seniors;
• Reached multicultural patients: 44% Caucasian, 22% African American, 11% Latino, 5% Asian.

Population(s) Served

We are expanding dental health for low-income adults through primary oral health services, prevention and treatment from two clinic sites (Marin City and Bayview Hunters Point), and a new mobile dental van. In addition, we are working with school districts (Sausalito Marin City and San Francisco Unified) to , and to reinforce dental health education through referrals among primary care and wellness services (such as nutrition, well-child exams and annual visits); all are reinforced by texts to patients.

Population(s) Served

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Affiliations & memberships

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) 2011

Financials

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Marin City Health and Wellness Center

Board of directors
as of 8/1/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Raphael Durr

Patrick Lee

Patrick Lee, DDS

Shirley Thornton

Retired Superintendent, Principal and Professor

Alexis Wise

WISE Choices for Girls

Mohammed Ashraf

Marin Limousine and Car Service

Melvin Atkins

Retired Property Manager and Insurance Agent

Ricardo Moncrief

Founder, ISOJI Collaborative

William Ortiz-Cartagena

Commissioner, SF Office of Small Business

Jennifer Sotelo

Recreation and Park Dept of San Francisco

B. Sykes

Retired Practitioner in Mental and Physical Rehabilitation

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No