AIDS Services Foundation Orange County dba Radiant Health Centers

Compassionate Care for All

aka Radiant Health Centers   |   Irvine, CA   |  www.radianthealthcenters.org

Mission

At Radiant Health Centers, our mission is to provide the LGBTQ+ community medical services that are compassionate and comprehensive while continuing to serve those living with and affected by HIV. Our vision is LGBTQ+ healthcare equity and the end of the HIV epidemic in Orange County.

Notes from the nonprofit

New Mission and Vision to serve a wider population of LGBTQ+ in a medical and home health model The organization have gone through a "Re branding" as of 12/1/2017 on World AIDS Day as a dba under AIDS Services Foundation Orange County to: Radiant Health Centers

Ruling year info

1985

CEO

Mr. Philip Yaeger

Main address

17982 Sky Park Circle #J

Irvine, CA 92614 USA

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Formerly known as

A.S. Foundation Orange County

A.S. Foundation Orange County

EIN

33-0126481

NTEE code info

AIDS (G81)

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

Health Support Services (E60)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The organization's strategy is to expand into comprehensive healthcare provider to LGBTQ+ population while focusing on our goal to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Orange County.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Nutrition Services Program

Maintaining a healthy weight is essential when living with HIV/AIDS. Radiant Health Centers’ (RHC) Nutrition Services Program provides qualified clients with high-quality ingredients for meal preparation and supplements. One of the services an RHC case manager may recommend for a client is our Nutrition Services Program. Through this program, qualified clients are provided groceries, vitamins, and dietary supplements. Participants also gain access to a Registered Dietician who helps with individualized meal planning and nutrition education. Additionally, RHC operates a Food Pantry at its Irvine office. Volunteers pack food boxes for our clients to either pick-up or have delivered. Each box contains ingredients for about two weeks’ worth of meals. We recently expanded the reach of our food pantry by opening it up to our LGBTQ+ clients regardless of HIV status. Through the program, we also provides Ensure Plus®, which is used to aid in retaining a healthy weight. We also provide pet food for clients with pets. These products are provided based on client needs.

Population(s) Served
People with HIV/AIDS
LGBTQ people

HIV Case Management provided at Radiant Health Centers (RHC) is designed to enhance independence and increase the overall quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS. It is also intended to help clients identify their needs and to overcome the obstacles they may face in obtaining services.Many individuals who are living with HIV disease do not have a reliable support system to assist them in accessing the critical services required to maintain health and well-being. RHC’s HIV Case Management Program provides that support system by connecting individuals with HIV disease to resources and services that will keep them healthy, assist in achieving a suppressed viral load, and reduce the number of new HIV infections in the community. Among the services Radiant case managers can help clients access are: •           Medical Care •           Housing •           Food •           Mental Health Services •           Benefits Counseling •           Transportation •           Medication Assistance •           Home Health

Population(s) Served
People with HIV/AIDS

Mental health is essential to our individual and community health. Underserved youth have high mental health risks that, if not addressed, can have profound impact on their development and transition into adulthood. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and questioning (LGBTQ+) youth face extra challenges such as harassment and violence at school, coming out to parents and family members, and lack of social supports. These challenges often result in feelings of isolation or fear of social ostracism, which can lead to mental health problems including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and thoughts of suicide. Self-imposed isolation and discrimination can also prevent LGBTQ+ children from procuring necessary treatments and safety net services. Our LGBTQ+ Mental Health Program engages children with mental health risks and issues early-on through our outreach, prevention, and Family & Children’s programs. Children are also referred by our adult clients who are parents of LGBTQ+ children, as well as our partners including schools and other community organizations. The mental health services we provide include individualized assessment and treatment planning; individual, group, and family therapy; peer support activities; medication management including access to a Radiant Health Centers Psychiatrist; telepsychiatry; in-home services; and coping and life skills training. Services are provided in trauma-informed, culturally competent, and age-appropriate approaches.

Population(s) Served
Adults
LGBTQ people

RHC offers free and confidential HIV, STD and Hepatitis C testing and treatment by appointment at our offices in Irvine and Santa Ana. Off-site testing allows RHC to reach individuals who report no coverage for healthcare, are more likely to report legal and illegal substance abuse, are less likely to seek preventive medical services, and lack education about HIV disease and Hepatitis C. The program strives to reach individuals who do not have access to medical coverage, reside in low-income geographical areas of Orange County, live in unstable housing or living conditions, or are partners of HIV positive individuals accessing supportive services at RHC. Linkage to care, treatment, and support services is critical maintaining health, achieving a suppressed viral load (low levels of HIV in the body), and reducing the number of new HIV infections in the community.

Population(s) Served
People with HIV/AIDS

RHC’s Family & Children’s Program serves children that are infected with or affected by HIV disease. For youth living with or affected by HIV disease, mental health issues are exacerbated by stigmas and often result in feelings of isolation or fear of social ostracism. At RHC, when peer interaction and education have cut through social isolation, the lives of HIV-affected youth have been positively impacted. The program provides a welcoming environment, where children can explore and speak freely about their feelings. Program components include: ·       Family Camp: An annual free event held the last weekend in August, is a wonderful opportunity for families to get away and enjoy a range of recreational style activities. ·       Youth Recreation/Education Events: Special events are held throughout the year such as amusement park trips. ·       Back to School Supplies: With donated supplies and funds, children are provided with backpacks and gift cards to purchase school supplies. ·       Holiday Wish List: Through private donations and gift cards, our families receive food baskets during the holiday season.  ·       Kids Club: This weekly support group serves children ages 6-17, who are HIV-infected or have a family member who is HIV-infected.  ·       Positive Youth: Designed specifically for HIV-positive youth ages 7-20, this component utilizes social networking and outings to reduce social isolation while providing education about HIV disease. ·       Segerstrom Center for the Arts Partnership: Through a special partnership with the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 18 youth participate in a 4-week art workshop with mural artist Markus Tracy. ·       Emergency Family Fund: Assistance to families who are experiencing financial difficulties and are in need of urgent and essential items for their family. ·       In-Home Therapeutic Services: RHC recently added in-home therapeutic sessions with a licensed psychologist to address pressing mental health issues.

Population(s) Served
People with HIV/AIDS

as a HRSA 340 B eligibile STI entity we do testing and treatment - have providers onsite to serve the commuity

Population(s) Served
Adults
LGBTQ people

We are a certified Family PACT program for uninsured providing full family planning services

Population(s) Served
Adults
LGBTQ people

This is a demonstration program for connecting newly diagnosed HIV patient to immediate care through our providers

Population(s) Served
Adults
LGBTQ people

Where we work

Awards

2018 fastest Revenue Growth 2017

Orange County Business Journal

Increase in Client Served 1600 to 5700 2018

Orange County Business Journal

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

LGBTQ people

Related Program

Nutrition Services Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

LGBTQ people

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of free, anonymous HIV testing and counseling sessions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

LGBTQ people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of Hepapitis C tests consuced by AF's Health Education and Prevention department

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

LGBTQ people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of meals served or provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

LGBTQ people

Related Program

Nutrition Services Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Nutrition services-Number of Meals provided to eligible clients /food orders additional supplements and clients seen by Registered dietician

Number of clients participating in educational programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

LGBTQ people

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Positively Speaking Engagements 2103, Large Scale Outreach 2997 individuals, HIV 101 Workshops 785

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Since its founding in 1985, AIDS Services Foundation Orange County has concentrated its energy on providing care and comfort to those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Now, with new medications helping us win battles in the prevention war, much of the work that we do can help the agency and our clients focus on the end of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Orange County. The first steps are prevention, education and testing. We need to keep those at risk from contracting the virus, and we need to identify those who do have the virus. Once we know their status, ASF can offer them lifesaving care that will reduce their viral load and make them less likely to transmit the virus to someone else.
Continually focusing beyond the horizon, we recognize that eliminating the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS and encouraging everyone to know their HIV status are critical steps, but equally important is the need to simultaneously remind our community, as well as the world at large, that the fight to end AIDS has not yet been won. Statistics provided by the Orange County Health Care Agency reveal that there are more than 7,000 individual living with HIV in Orange County with 300 OC residents newly diagnosed annually, which indicates the continued need to provide the LGBTQ+ community with compassion, comprehensive care to end the epidemic.
We won't rstop until we reach zero new infections.

Radiant Health Centers has established a plethora of programs and services, as part of its strategy, to provide care and comfort to those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, as well as fight the epidemic itself.

Radiant Health Centers' Health Education and Prevention programs seek to inform and teach the public to avoid contracting HIV. In addition to working with the general public and at-risk communities on prevention education, ASF health educators also work with those already living with the disease, instructing them on ways to prevent the spread of HIV.

SOMOS is a program of Radiant Health Centers that provides an HIV prevention social group for MSM (men who have sex with men) youth ages 18-29, which uses an Mpowerment project model designed to address the needs of young gay/bisexual men. This program enacts a sex-positive intervention that teaches the participants about HIV and STIs, safe sex practices, HIV testing and PrEP medications. Programs and activities are provided at no cost to participants.

ASF provides an individualized case management approach to all clients, ensuring they all receive assistance tailor-made to his or her personal needs. ASF's case managers link clients to the array of free services provided by the agency such as food, housing, transportation, mental health services and family services. In addition, they assist in securing public and private benefits available in the wider community. Radiant Health Centers recognizes the importance of early and frequent HIV testing and has responded with increasing testing and outreach in at-risk communities and the community in general, free of cost and anonymous.

Radiant Health Center's Nutrition Services program provides groceries, vitamins and dietary and nutritional supplements through its on-site food pantry for people living with HIV/AIDS who lack the financial resources to purchase the items themselves. Because of the toxicity and side effects of HIV medication regimens, having the right food available to help take medications is an important part of adherence.

Radiant Health Centers offers qualified clients a multi-tiered transportation system composed of Orange County Transportation Authority passes, subsidized coupons for use on the OCTA's ACCESS bus system, subsidized taxi rides, and transportation provided on ASF vans and buses operated by ASF drivers.

Radiant Health Centers offers financial assistance for rent and mortgage payments, utilities subsidies, rental deposits, and emergency and transitional housing so that clients an focus on their current and future health.

Through the agency's mental health program, targeted support groups and individual counseling are made available for clients and their families, free of charge.

Family and Children's programs offer children who are diagnosed or affected by HIV a safe place to share their feelings about living with the disease without discrimination or judgement.

Developing Human capital infrastructure

Improving existing staff skills and expertise

Having staff familiar with the strategic goals already hired

Availability of funding

5 million dollar campaign to launch in 2017

Availability of Medical Task Force committee consisting of MDs and HIV specialty area

Developing Partnership with the Orange County Hospitals and health systems

Having support of health care and community organizations

In process of developing a business plan for our future growth

Following structured timeline to succeed

Radiant Health Centers has a business plan for a medical clinic for clients

Radiant Health Centers has rebranded itself to provide compressive care to the broader LGBTQ+ community regardless of their HIV status.

Radiant Health Centers has developed and trained a strong staffing currently and hired experts.

Radiant Health Centers provides ongoing training for existing staff

The Board of Directors are inline and engaged with the mission and vision

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Case management notes, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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AIDS Services Foundation Orange County dba Radiant Health Centers

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Mark Gonzales

Perceptyx, Inc.

Term: 2008 - 2021

Mark Gonzales

Perceptyx, Inc

Arnold Henson

Kaiser Permanente

Duane Vajgrt

University of California Irvine

Lawrence Will

Abari Orthodontics & Oral Surgery

Daniel Garza

Community Representative

Elliot Kornhauser

Retired Physician

Haley Horton

CBIZ / Mayor Hoffman McCann

Kourosh Kohanteb

Acuity Eye Specialists

Norri Hennagin

Retired

Tim Braham

Bisco Ind.

Bruce Braviroff

Your CEO

John Mitchell

Capital Group

Arana Greenberg

Berkshire Hathaway

David Harrod

ADP

Olivia Blanchard

Capital Group

Zach Abrams

CHOC

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/03/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/21/2019

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.