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COMMUNITY NUTRITION PROGRAM

Any San Francisco resident who is an older adult (60 years or older) or an adult with disabilities (18 – 59 years old) is invited to join us for breakfast and lunch at community sites located across the city of San Francisco, CA. Community Nutrition Program.

CALAIM COMMUNITY SUPPORTS PROGRAM

Project Open Hand provides services to Medi-Cal members that are eligible for CalAIM Community Supports. Individuals are eligible for CalAIM Community Supports services if they have one of the health plans listed below and a chronic condition(s) such as but not limited to diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, congestive heart failure, stroke, chronic lung disorders, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), cancer, gestational diabetes or other high-risk perinatal conditions, and chronic or disabling mental/behavioral health disorders. See below for referral forms which outline specific eligibility criteria or contact your health insurance plan for more information.

Eligible Medi-Cal Health Plans:

  • San Francisco County - Anthem Blue Cross and San Francisco Health Plan
  • Alameda County - Alameda Alliance for Health
  • Contra Costa County - Contra Costa Health Plan

CHEFS-DM STUDY WITH UCSF 

Project Open Hand is partnering with University of California San Francisco to conduct the Changing Health Through Food Support for Diabetes Study in Alameda and San Francisco counties. Through the study, researchers are seeking to understand how people with diabetes may benefit from receiving diabetes-tailored healthy meals and groceries paired with nutrition education. We are currently looking for volunteers that live in Alameda and San Francisco counties with a confirmed diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, are over 18 years old, and speak English or Spanish. To learn more, contact the study team at [email protected].  

WELLNESS PROGRAMS

Project Open Hand's Wellness Program is available to residents of San Francisco and Alameda County who are eligible based on the primary diagnoses listed below. If you do not have an eligible diagnosis, please review the information above to determine if eligible for our Community Nutrition Program or CalAIM Community Supports Program. Eligible diagnoses (effective 01/08/24) include:

San Francisco County

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Type 2 Diabetes, with an HbA1c of 8.0% or above
  • End Stage Renal Disease
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Recent major surgery, within 30 days of discharge (6-week service)

Alameda County

  • HIV/AIDS- new clients will be waitlisted, effective 09/01/23
  • Recent major surgery, within 30 days of discharge (6-week service)

How to Apply

Step 1: Client must have an eligible diagnosis.

Step 2: A licensed medical provider must fill out and sign the application. This can be: RN, NP, MD, DO, RD or RDN, LCSW or PA. Client’s verbal consent on the application is OK. 

PDF icon San Francisco County Application

PDF icon Alameda County Wellness Application Form

PDF icon Alameda Alliance for Health Referral Form

PDF icon Anthem Community Supports Referral Form

(Note Project Open Hand on the application for referral to our services)

PDF icon San Francisco Health Plan Community Supports Referral

Step 3: Client or provider sends application to Project Open Hand via fax, email, mail or in person. All relevant information is on the application.

Step 4: Project Open Hand's Client Services will evaluate eligibility and contact the client to set up services if eligible. If the client is not eligible, Client Services will contact the referring party. 

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Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 622-0221
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San Francisco

730 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 447-2300
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