Cheryl Layman, Ed Bolden & Janice Murray
On December 3, 2012, KHTS was pleased to welcome Samual Dixon Foundation to the KHTS Community Resource Kiosk. Cheryl Layman & Ed Bolden were featured on the KHTS Non-Profit Spotlight - hosted by Janice Murray.
The KHTS Non-Profit Spotlight airs Mondays at 10am on AM-1220 KHTS.
Reverend Samuel Dixon founded the first Samuel Dixon Family Health Center over 20 years ago in the community of Val Verde, CA. Today they serve all residents of the Santa Clarita Valley and beyond.
Their mission is to enhance wellness by providing quality outpatient health care care and programs, health education, community resources, and referrals.
Their philosophy is to empower patients to manage their health and health care. They follow the self-management patient care model in which patients take a central role in managing their health. Their health care programs include assessment, goal-setting, action planning, problem-solving, and follow-up in order to ensure patients stay healthy. Their health care providers are there through the whole process, offering guidance and support to help patients reach their goals.
They want to ensure that all our friends and neighbors have access to affordable quality primary care. They make a special effort to serve the uninsured and under-insured residents of Santa Clarita Valley.
With their three primary health centers - the Val Verde Health Center, Canyon Country Health Center, and the Newhall Health Center; they provide immunizations and vaccines, physicals, screening and diagnostic tests, well baby care, preventative programs, family planning, women's health services, prenatal services, treatment of illness and injury, and more. Samual Dixon has two outreach locations at the College of the Canyons and the California Institute of the Arts.
This past year, they provided over 11,000 patient contacts, with all charges based on the individual's ability to pay. Many times this care prevented illness and injury from getting worse; eliminated the need for unnecessary trips to the emergency room and enabled family members to gain employment, or get back on the job quickly.
We are the only group of health centers founded and based in the Santa Clarita Valley. Their board of directors, all of whom are Santa Clarita Valley residents, govern us, led by our board president Edward Bolden.
We are proud that because of our community fundraising support, we are able to offer our services.
For more information on the Samual Dixon Foundation, call (661)257-2339 or go to www.sdfhc.org