Expansion of the Glide Health Services Nurse Managed Health Center

Investigator: Cathi Dennehy, RN, DNP, FNPC
Sponsor: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

Location(s): United States


A fully licensed community clinic located in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District, Glide Health Services sees 3,000 patients every year, 60 percent of whom are homeless. The others are often indigent or low-income and from populations that suffer from the greatest health care disparities.

In partnership with Catholic Healthcare West, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, and UCSF School of Nursing, Glide Health Services is funded though grants from the HRSA Division of Nursing and the Bureau of Primary Healthcare. It is a member of the San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium, the California Primary Care Association, the National Association of Community Health Centers and the National Nursing Centers 
The grant will enable the UCSF residency to fund two more residents per entering residency class in the UCSF Family Medicine residency program at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) and two more residents per year in the UCSF Primary Care Medicine residency at SFGH for a total of 20 additional residents trained overall between the two programs over the five-year grant period.