THE ACHIEVABLE FOUNDATION

aka Achievable   |   Culver City, CA   |  www.achievable.org

Mission

Our mission is to provide high quality, integrated health care to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, and other vulnerable populations.

Ruling year info

1996

CEO

Carmen Ibarra

Main address

5901 Green Valley Circle #405

Culver City, CA 90230 USA

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EIN

95-4552419

NTEE code info

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Ambulatory Health Center, Community Clinic (E32)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) such as autism and Down syndrome experience poorer health, up to six times the preventable mortality rate, and 2-3 times the rates of mental illness as the general population. Despite numerous health complexities, people with I/DD face enormous obstacles in accessing even basic healthcare services. In general, the demand for healthcare services from low-income and medically complex patients throughout Los Angeles County outstrips the supply because many physicians have opted out of provider networks due to low reimbursement rates. There is an even greater shortage of providers with experience caring for the especially vulnerable population of individuals with I/DD and their complex healthcare needs. Even when individuals with I/DD do access care, it is often inadequate due to misconceptions of disease risk, low expectations regarding life expectancy, patient fears/an

Our programs

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The Achievable Health Center

The Achievable Health Center is a federally qualified health center developed to address the critical issue of health disparities and lack of access to adequate health care for our vulnerable population of individuals with developmental disabilities and special health care needs. The Achievable Clinic is a health center which aims to make high quality, comprehensive and coordinated primary and specialty care accessible to individuals with developmental disabilities in Los Angeles County and surrounding areas.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
People with disabilities

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

The Achievable Foundation aspires to change the face of healthcare for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We do this by providing high quality, integrated health care to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, and other vulnerable populations at our health center. In addition, we are working to become a training facility for health care workers to learn how to offer culturally compassionate care to medically vulnerable individuals of all abilities.

Achievable's model features an innovative program to provide a full continuum of culturally appropriate health care to our patients. Our health center was the first Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in California with a special focus on patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). We are the only FQHC co-located with one of California's 21 regional centers (which offer case management to individuals with I/DD), allowing for close collaboration and integration with social supports for these individuals. Our health center goes beyond the basic requirements of a community health center to include enhanced care coordination to patients. This is critical for patients with medical complexities who require integration of a variety of services, specialty care and supports. We also provide extended visits up to 40 minutes for our patients with complex needs, specially trained staff and physicians and a facility built around patients of all abilities

Achievable's health center was built from the ground up to meet the needs of medically complex patients and those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. There are four significant characteristics of our health center that make us uniquely qualified to care for patients with I/DD and other vulnerable populations. First, our extended appointment times of up to 30 minutes to an hour give our practitioners the time they need to thoroughly examine and communicate with our patients. Second, our facility was built to be accessible to patients of all needs. This includes special diagnostic equipment for patients of different abilities, handicap accessible exam tables and more. Third, we are co-located with one of California's 21 regional centers, providing a level of comfort for patients with I/DD already receiving services from the regional center. Finally, our physicians and staff are specially trained to serve our population.

When our health center opened eight years ago, it was not clear whether a health center for individuals with I/DD would be sustainable, we have proven that it is not only sustainable, but a model that can be replicated. In that first year we saw just over 340 patients. In the last three years we've grown our patient load by 20% a year to approximately 2,100 this year (a growth of 570% ). Achievable has also become a training facility helping to fulfill our vision of impacting the entire health care system for individuals with I/DD. Today we have partnerships with The Chicago School of Professional Psychology to train psychologists to treat individuals with I/DD; we are starting a partnership with a local community college to train medical assistants, and we’re working on partnerships with local medical schools which we hope to launch this year. In the coming years we hope to open a second site and expand services at our primary location.

Financials

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Operations

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

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THE ACHIEVABLE FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 6/14/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Kent Graham

O'Melveny and Myers - Retired

John Chavez

Manufacturers Bank

Kent Graham

O'Melveny & Myers

Lou Spitz

Crown of California

Bob Steiner

California Sports Incorporated

Russell Tanner

Patient Advocate

Ted Tannenbaum

Tannenbaum Consulting, Inc.

Ben Davidson

Premier Healthcare Services

Mike Danneker

Westside Regional Center, Retired

Yolanda Caldwell

Gibson International

Rebeca Aguire

Patient Advocate

Penny Rodriguez

Patient, Small Business Owner

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

Organizational demographics

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