Assisting Family and Medical Counseling Services, Washington DC

Dates: 2010-2011

State: District of Columbia

Client(s): Family and Medical Counseling Service, Inc. (FMCS)

Services: Health Care & Public Health Planning, Training & Technical Assistance

Technical Expertise: Community Health Coalitions, Health Disparities, State and Local Public Health, Healthy Communities


JSI assisted Family and Medical Counseling Services (FMCS), a Washington, DC-based HIV/AIDS service provider, to become a Federally Qualified Health Center. FMCS received ARRA stimulus funding to support planning for expansion of their primary medical and dental services in order to serve residents of South East DC. JSI helped FMCS conduct a needs assessment, redesign their operational systems and procedures, and train the organization's staff and Board to facilitate a smooth transition to becoming a comprehensive primary health care center.