Tri-City Medical Center
COASTAL COMMITMENT

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In the 1950s, North County was a rural area lacking advanced healthcare services. Visionary community and business leaders from Carlsbad, Oceanside and Vista formed Tri-City Healthcare District with the goal of improving healthcare access. Tri-City Medical Center opened its doors in 1961 and has been faithfully providing quality and patient-focused healthcare services to the region ever since. As part of this mission, Tri-City Medical Center is actively engaged in its community through outreach initiatives and provides financial and in-kind support for those organizations that are best positioned to “move the needle” on community health issues and address social determinants of health.

Tri-City’s COASTAL Commitment, which stands for Community Outreach And Support Through Active Leadership, is a wide-ranging outreach initiative with more than 50 partner organizations. Priorities for the COASTAL Commitment are data driven and align with the findings of the Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties Community Health Needs Assessment. Focus areas include Access to Care, Community & Social Support, Economic Security & Education, and Homelessness & Housing Instability.

COASTAL Commitment projects vary widely and include support for mental health counseling services through NAMI San Diego, Solutions for Change, MiraCosta College, and the LGBTQ Center of North County. The program offers financial sponsorship of housing and homeless services for women, men, families, and LGBTQ youth at shelters including Operation HOPE, La Posada and Unicorn Homes. In addition, Tri-City staff-led trainings in career planning and interview preparation for homeless individuals at Operation HOPE, as well as financial support for community educator training through the Alzheimer’s Association and transportation vouchers for cancer patients through the American Cancer Society.

The COSTAL Commitment program further supports programs that promote physical activity and healthy nutrition for at-risk youth and youth with Type I diabetes at various Boys & Girls Clubs and the Joe and Mary Mottino Family YMCA; policy and programmatic support to discourage youth alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and other drug use through the North Coastal Prevention Coalition, and healthcare career development and internship programs for students through Carlsbad, Oceanside and Vista School Districts, GEAR UP, and various colleges and universities .

The program also offers financial support for at-risk students, paramedic training equipment and clinical guest lectures at Palomar College, as well as access to healthy foods for underserved students through the North County Food Bank’s and Got Your Back San Diego’s backpack programs.

Through the COASTAL Commitment, Tri-City Medical Center seeks to advance the health and wellness of the community it serves through high quality, innovative programs. The medical center is committed to good stewardship of Tri-City Healthcare District resources including demonstrating care and compassion for members of its community. The Medical Center is also hyper focused on supporting and facilitating programming that ensures equitable access for those in need, while protecting the health and wellness of people – a reality that is particularly poignant during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tri-City Medical Center demonstrates integrity in all interactions through open, honest and transparent dialogue with stakeholders throughout the community. This dialogue, and its willingness to listen and respond to community need, is especially important to the long-term success of the COASTAL Commitment and of Tri-City Healthcare District.

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In the 1950s, North County was a rural area that lacked health services, so a group of visionary and enterprising people from Carlsbad, Oceanside and Vista saw the need for this service and formed the Tri-City Healthcare District, with the aim of improving access to health. Tri-City Medical Center opened its doors in 1961 and has been providing quality, patient-focused healthcare services to the region’s community ever since. As part of its mission, Tri-City Medical Center is actively engaged with the community through outreach initiatives, funding, and assistance to organizations that are best positioned to “move the needle” on the health and social needs of the community. .

Tri-City Medical Center’s COASTAL Commitment means: community outreach and support through active leadership. It has a wide range of outreach initiatives that is associated with more than 50 organizations. The priorities for the COASTAL Commitment are drawn from the data and aligned with research from the Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties Community Health Needs Assessment. Areas of focus include: access to care, community and social support, education and economic security, and homelessness and housing instability.

COASTAL Commitment’s projects vary widely and include support for mental health counseling services at NAMI San Diego, MiraCosta College, and the North County LGBTQ Center. The program offers financial assistance and scholarships for housing and shelters to LGBTQ women, men, families, and homeless youth in shelters, including Operation HOPE, La Posada, and Unicorn Homes. Plus, career planning training and homeless interviewing offered by qualified Tri-City staff through Operation HOPE, and financial assistance for community educator training through the American Cancer Society.

COASTAL Commitment projects support programs that promote physical activity and healthy eating for youth at risk of diabetes and those with type I diabetes. This promotion is held at various Boys & Girls Clubs and at the Joe and Mary Mottino Family YMCA. Other programs include youth alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and other drug prevention assistance through the North Coastal Prevention Coalition, and health care development programs and internships for students in school districts. of Carlsbad, Oceanside and Vista, GEAR UP and various colleges and universities.

The program also offers financial aid to at-risk students, training equipment for paramedics and special guest talks on clinical topics at Palomar College, and access to healthy food for students in need through the Food Bank’s backpack programs. of North County and Got Your Back San Diego.

Through COASTAL Commitment, Tri-City Medical Center seeks to improve the health and well-being of the community it serves by offering quality and innovative programs. The medical center is committed to the good stewardship of the resources of the Tri-City Healthcare District which includes caring and compassion for the members of its community. The Medical Center is also super focused on supporting and facilitating programs that ensure equal access to those who need it most, while protecting people’s health and well-being, a particularly sensitive reality during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tri-City Medical Center has demonstrated integrity in all of its actions, through open, transparent, and honest dialogue with community stakeholders. This dialogue, and your openness to listening and responding to the needs of the community, is especially important to the long-term success of the COASTAL Commitment and the Tri-City Healthcare District.

 

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Esteban Villanueva
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