ROOTS Program Portal

CCI Team

We connect you with insights, resources, and experts to support your work in the Social Determinants of Health.

Veenu Aulakh

Program Director
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Megan O’Brien

Program Manager
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Diana Nguyen

Program Coordinator
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Faculty Members

Jim Meyers

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ROOTS Faculty can help:

  • Provide guidance and thought partnership around your SDOH project and evaluation needs;
  • Connect you to other content experts or resources;
  • Inform CCI when additional resources are needed.
Caroline Fichtenberg

SIREN Evaluation Team
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Program Teams
Asian Health Services
Asian Health Services
Oakland, CA
Asian Health Services saw an opportunity to expand its PRAPARE work and improve its response to the needs surfaced through screenings.
LifeLong Medical Care
LifeLong Medical Care
Berkeley, CA
LifeLong Medical Care used the ROOTS grant to pilot a food insecurity screening and referral intervention in one primary care clinic with the goal of eventually expanding systemwide.
Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center
Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
LAC+USC improved food and housing insecurity risk screening, documentation, and workflows in an effort to expand beyond the clinic walls and connect the work on a community level.
Northeast Valley Health Corporation
Northeast Valley Health Corporation
Los Angeles, CA
NEVHC focused on screening and referring for food insecurity, a top social risk for its patient population, in patients 12 through 17 years of age at two of its clinical sites.
Petaluma Health Center Inc.
Petaluma Health Center Inc.
Petaluma, CA
Petaluma Health Center worked to strengthen their PRAPARE implementation and foster strategic partnerships to develop job training and employment services for under- or unemployed patients.
St. John's Well Child and Family Center
St. John's Well Child and Family Center
Los Angeles, CA
St. John’s refined their RISE (Re-entry Integrated Services, Engagement & Empowerment) program, which provides intensive health and social needs case management to individuals with chronic health conditions transitioning from jail or prison back into the community.
West County Health Centers
West County Health Centers
Guerneville, CA
West County aimed to combine school absenteeism data with the health center’s clinical data to identify ways the health center and school district could collaborate to reduce school absenteeism and support families’ health and education goals.