Rotasa Foundation Supports Center for Vulnerable Populations

reprinted from Issue 10, Spring 2010 of Frontiers of Medicine (PDF)

Director Dean Schillinger, MD, and Co-Director Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, MD, PhD
photo by Noah Berger

The Rotasa Foundation has awarded a $500,000 matching grant to the Center for Vulnerable Populations (CVP), a pioneering center based at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH). The CVP conducts and disseminates innovative research and advances health communication to prevent and treat chronic diseases in at-risk populations.

The gift, given through the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation, will help the CVP expand its current infrastructure. This will enable the CVP to reach more patients in more communities and strengthen collaborations with others at SFGH in addressing the broad range of chronic illnesses affecting vulnerable populations.

“We support organizations that address the well-being of people in our community that might otherwise not be served,” says Rose Roven, co-director of the Marin County-based Rotasa Foundation. “San Francisco General Hospital provides the highest quality health care without regard to means, and they are a model for other public hospitals.”

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