We have more than 300 partnerships with a variety of organizations and institutions as part of our mission to provide quality care to all. These partnerships ensure that Venice Family Clinic supplements—not duplicates—services already offered by nonprofits that serve our community. Together, we work to help everyone lead healthier lives.
Venice Family Clinic believes in evidence-based programs. We work with partners to conduct behavioral, organizational, and community health studies that will make an immediate impact on the patients we serve by finding ways to improve care and health outcomes. This includes projects that improve understanding uninsured patients and pilot programs and interventions that have the potential to improve the quality of care we provide.
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Venice Family Clinic offers internships, residencies and training programs for all the services we provide. This includes programs in primary care, pharmacy, dental care, mental health, behavioral health, and administrative work, among others. Students, residents and interns who rotate through the clinic gain a better understanding of how to serve diverse populations while they help us fulfill our mission. Some of our partnerships include working with residents at Kaiser Permanente, Cedars-Sinai, and the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine.
Venice Family Clinic works with a number of community-based organizations who also serve our patient population, including The People Concern and St. Joseph’s Center among others. These partnerships allow us to connect patients with the services they need to achieve their best health, whether it is housing, food, clothing, vocational training or financial services.
Venice Family Clinic and the RAND Corporation partnered to conduct a rigorous five-year study that explored ways to integrate substance use treatment into a primary care setting. The result was the creation and validation of the SUMMIT program—Substance Use, Motivation and Medication Integrated Treatment—an evidence-based model that empowers primary care clinics to both identify and treat addiction. With the SUMMIT program, Venice Family Clinic can ensure that more patients with opioid and alcohol use disorders get the care they need.
Venice Family Clinic works alongside The People Concern on integrated street outreach teams with the objective of guiding people experiencing homelessness on the path to housing. Our medical professionals provide services to help stabilize a person’s physical and mental health, while The People Concern’s social workers and case managers help to connect them to housing and other services. Jointly the teams build trust with people who are living on the streets with the goal of getting each person into housing, thus offering them their best opportunity for health and wellness.
Venice Family Clinic partners with UCLA through a unique affiliation agreement that provides administrative and clinical support to the Clinic. A key aspect of the collaboration is that UCLA and Venice Family Clinic are able to train fellows, residents, interns, and other students across a wide range of medical and public health fields including cardiology, dentistry, dermatology, family medicine, gastroenterology, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, and psychiatry.
“We all benefit from this partnership,” says Neil Parker, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine, former Senior Associate Dean, Student Affairs and Graduate Medical Education at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and member of Venice Family Clinic’s Board of Directors. “When a world-class medical school and university combines resources with a place like Venice Family Clinic, the whole community becomes a beneficiary of their expert care and compassion.”