Unity Health Care, Inc.

aka Unity   |   Washington, DC   |  www.unityhealthcare.org

Mission

Unity's mission is to promote healthier communities through compassion and comprehensive health and human services, regardless of ability to pay.

Ruling year info

1988

President and CEO of Unity Health Care, Inc.

Mr. Vincent A. Keane

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Janelle Goetcheus

Main address

1100 New Jersey Ave SE Suite 500

Washington, DC 20003 USA

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EIN

52-1572431

NTEE code info

Ambulatory Health Center, Community Clinic (E32)

Family Planning Centers (E42)

Health Support Services (E60)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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As the largest network of community health centers in Washington, D.C., Unity Health Care provides a full-range of health and human services to meet the needs of our communities through a network of over 20 traditional and non-traditional health sites. Our team of compassionate and multicultural health professionals place Unity values into action every day to bring whole-person care and wellness to over 104,000 patients through 500,000 visits annually. Deeply rooted in the District’s neighborhoods for over 30 years, Unity strives to promote healthier communities through compassion and comprehensive primary and specialty health care and wrap-around services, regardless of ability to pay.

Our programs

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

National Diabetes Prevention Program

The National Diabetes Prevention Program is a proven program that can help you prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.

One in three Americans have prediabetes. Without weight loss or moderate physical activity, many people can develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years.

“So many people in our community have prediabetes and diabetes,” said Vince Keane, CEO & President of Unity Health Care. “The Diabetes Prevention Program offers a real chance to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes by helping people lose weight and get healthier.”

The program meets once a week for 6 months, then once or twice a month for the next 6 months. You will learn about healthy eating, physical activity, managing stress and more! In addition, meet and find support from others in the community who are also working to prevent diabetes.

There are three ways you can find out if you are eligible to participate in the Diabetes Prevention Program -

Population(s) Served

Group visits allow you the opportunity to receive health and behavioral support in a safe setting led by a health care provider at your community health center. We offer many group visit programs for patients. Our group visits include support for people who have experienced trauma or nutrition and exercise classes for healthy weight loss. As a patient of Unity, your provider can suggest a group visit program that supports your health goals.

Population(s) Served

Our Teen Clinic is a safe, friendly, and comfortable place for teens to get healthcare. The Teen Clinic is at our Brentwood, Parkside, and East of the River Health Centers. Unity staff at our Teen Clinics love working with teens and young adults and will listen to you about any of your health concerns.

Population(s) Served

Unity is partnering with DC Greens to bring you Produce Rx. Produce Rx is for patients who are worried about how they will get their next meal or who have diet related chronic illnesses like diabetes or high blood pressure. Produce Rx patients are given a monthly prescription for fresh fruits and vegetables that can be used at local farmers’ markets.

Patients who are in the Produce Rx program visit their health center every month to check in on their health. The patient also goes to a one-hour class for nutritional lessons and to learn how to make healthy recipes. At the nutrition class, a DC Greens staff member will take the patient’s prescription and give out a check that can be spent at farmers’ markets in the city.

Population(s) Served

Parks Rx is a fun program to get you moving in local parks. Your health care provider will talk to you about how to get out and move more outside. Your provider will also work with you to find fun ways to use your neighborhood park to get in more exercise. To learn more about this program, visit Park Rx America.

Population(s) Served

We Can! helps overweight and obese children and their parents maintain a healthy weight through diet and more exercise. Classes are held at Unity health centers. In class you will work out and learn how to meet your weight and health goals.

Population(s) Served

We offer quality health care services at shelters in the District for our most vulnerable population, people experiencing homelessness. We started this work over 30 years ago and are dedicated to continuing to offer this much needed service to our community. Services are currently offered in homeless shelters located across the District. Visit our Find a Health Center page for specific locations

Population(s) Served

A School-Based Health Center (SBHC) provides comprehensive primary care services in a school year round. A SBHC can serve as a student's primary health care provider or supplement the services they would normally receive. Each SBHC offers medical, oral, social, mental health services, and health education to enrolled students. PRIMARY AND PREVENTATIVE CARE
•Well Child Visits
•Physicals
•Immunizations
•Chronic Disease Management
•Nutrition Counseling
•Acute Care
•Substance Abuse Screening
•Family Planning
•Pregnancy Testing
•Prenatal Care
•Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing, Counseling and Treatment

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
•Mental Health Services

ORAL HEALTH
•Examinations
•Cleanings
•Education and Counseling
•Sealants

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Program of the Year 2008

National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC)

Goldberg Center Partnership Award 2009

Children's National Medical

National Health Care for the Homeless Council’s Distinguished Service Award 2011

Clinicians Network of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council

Haynes Rice Community Service Award 2011

District of Columbia Hospital Association

HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence 2012

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

Innovative Agent Award 2013

Verizon Corporation

The Primary Care Team: Learning from Effective Ambulatory Practices (LEAP) 2013

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Group Health Research Institute

Certified Patient-Centered Medical Home 2014

National Council for Quality Assurance (NCQA)

Affiliations & memberships

National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) 2015

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Our Mission

Promoting healthier communities through compassion and comprehensive health and human services, regardless of ability to pay.

Our Vision

Unity Health Care will be recognized as the health care provider and employer of choice by establishing a culture that champions patient-centered care, promotes staff engagement, embraces the latest technology, and pursues community partnerships and strategic alliances.

Our Value Statement

Unity Health Care will strive to create a model of Service Leadership in our relationships with each other, our patients and stakeholders. The model will challenge us to embody the qualities of:

Listening
Awareness
Empathy
Healing
Respect
Accountability
Learning
Advocacy

From the start, Unity Health Care has been committed to serving the health needs of our communities. In a small room in a local shelter, Unity was originally founded in 1985 as Health Care for the Homeless Project (HCHP). HCHP provided primary health care services to homeless individuals and families that resided in local emergency shelters or on the streets of the District of Columbia. In 1997, HCHP officially changed its name to Unity Health Care as services were expanded from not only serving people experiencing homelessness, but to providing primary and specialty care to all District residents. Over the past three decades we have grown into a network of over 20 traditional and non-traditional health centers and a walking medical outreach program.

Further dedicated to a mission of serving, Unity is honored to host students as a teaching health center and medical residency program to educate and train physicians of the future.

As reflected in our history, Unity is more committed than ever to further unify services in convenient and accessible health centers to make our families and communities healthier.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Unity Health Care, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 5/14/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Frederick Cooke, Jr Esq

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? Yes