Gloria Recognizes Family Health Centers of San Diego for Their COVID-19 Response, Service to Low-Income Communities

SAN DIEGO, CA – (September 18, 2020) For their longstanding efforts to provide affordable and high-quality health care to low-income and medically underserved communities throughout the region, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) announced today that he has named Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) as the 2020 Nonprofit of the Year for the 78th Assembly District. In announcing the award, Assemblymember Gloria lauded FHCSD for their COVID-19 response and the organization’s offering of free COVID-19 testing.

“Family Health Centers of San Diego is a tremendous nonprofit under normal circumstances, and amid the pandemic, they stepped up even more to make sure underserved communities have access to testing and health care services,” said Assemblymember Todd Gloria. “I’m grateful to FHCSD’s entire team of doctors, nurses, and medical professionals. I am proud to name them as the 78th Assembly District’s Nonprofit of the Year.”

FHCSD provides health care services to over 270,000 San Diegans through more than one million health and medical encounters annually. The nonprofit operates 22 primary care clinics, 10 behavioral health facilities, eight dental clinics, three vision clinics, an outpatient substance use program, two mobile counseling centers and a pharmacy.

“I am extremely proud of the work our medical staff and support teams do to ensure all San Diegans receive critically needed and affordable health care services every day,” said FHCSD CEO, Fran Butler-Cohen. “We are honored to be recognized by Assemblymember Todd Gloria and the California Association of Nonprofits as a Nonprofit of the Year for our work.”

Assemblymember Gloria’s naming of FHCSD as the 78th Assembly District’s Nonprofit of the Year comes during the fifth year of the California Nonprofit of the Year initiative organized by the California Association of Nonprofits.

“Nonprofits are often hidden in plain sight,” explains Jan Masaoka, CEO of the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits). “With one in every 14 California jobs being at a nonprofit, honoring a California Nonprofit of the Year shows that elected officials recognize and celebrate the good work they see nonprofits doing in their districts. We urge everyone to appreciate the collective impact of nonprofits in our communities.”