Comprehensive Care Center Inc (CCC) d/b/a Community AIDS Network (CAN)
1231 N Tuttle Ave
Sarasota FL 34237
Mission

The mission of Comprehensive Care Center, Inc. dba Community AIDS Network is to provide a continuum of medical, social and education services essential to the health and well-being of those living with HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, sexually transmitted diseases, other diseases and to enhance public awareness.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Richard E. Carlisle
Board Chair Eric Snider
Board Chair Affiliation Hancock Bank
General Info
Organization DBA
DBA
Community AIDS Network (CAN)
Comprehensive Care Clinic
Comprehensive Care Center
Supported Organization
Former Names
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1992
Awarded competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years?
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes June 2017
State Registration Exempt 0
IRS Letter of Determination
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Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $21,000,000.00
Projected Expenses $18,000,000.00
Other Documents
Impact Statement

During the past year Community AIDS Network (CCC) had several major accomplishments.

* Community AIDS Network now owns or operates 23 clinics throughout the state of Florida.  

*Received full Meaningful Use Funding reimbursement and striving to reach Meaningful Use Stage 2.

*Established collaborations with additional pharmacies to provide needed medication to indigent clients at little to no cost using the federal 340B program. To date, Community AIDS Network collaborates with five pharmacies.

*Employee turnover rate of less than 3%.
 
*We have grown from 23 fill-time employees to 78 in the past two years. We are expanding our building and renting additional office space in order accommodate the new employees.
 
*We are updating and expanding our medical facilities in order to better serve our clients and offer more services.
 
*Over 90% of our funding goes to patient care. 
 
 
Needs Statement

As part of CCC's strategic planning process the following needs were identified:

 

  1. Expansion of Mental Health Services = $150,000
  2. Additional Staff - $250,000
  3. Medical/Dental Volunteers with licenses/credentialing - $150,000
  4. Continue to build a media presence with marketing and PR firms across the state to grow new clinics. $90,000
  5. Our Education department has worked with LGBT youth for 25 years. We are beginning a new initiative with the Boys & Girls Club of Sarasota to educate youths through self-expression and poetry. $5,000

 

Background Statement

Comprehensive Care Center, Inc. (CCC) dba Community AIDS Network (CAN) has provided services to individuals living with HIV in the Sarasota area since 1991. As the premier HIV organization in Sarasota we offer comprehensive services all under one roof at our state of the art clinic at 12th and Tuttle. In addition, we provide outreach testing and education throughout the state of Florida. Our long established treatment and education programs consistently prove to be the finest care that anyone can receive. CAN/CCC is committed to providing these services that are essential to our community until there is a cure.

CAN(CCC) is also now working with patients that have Hepatitis C and STDs.
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Sarasota
FL- Charlotte
FL- DeSoto
FL- Manatee
FL- Lee
FL- Hillsborough
FL-Pinellas
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Health Care
Secondary Org Type Diseases Disorders & Medical Disciplines
Tertiary Org Type Health Care
Keywords
AIDS HIV CAN CCC Mental Health LGBTQ
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

It has been an honor to be able to serve in a leadership position that provides services found in very few places in our state. The growth under executive director Michael Cuffage has been phenomenal and we are looking for more projects in the near future. Our strategic partnership with Metro Wellness and Community Center of Tampa Bay places our client number close to 2,000 alone. Under our current President and CEO, Richard Carlisle, we have grown throughout the state and serve over 10,000 patients. Unfortunately, the HIV/AIDS infection rate is growing and the need for our services is growing along with it. Florida is now #1 in the country for new HIV infections We have built a new board with great experience and fresh ideas, so I look forward to a very challenging but healthy future for Community AIDS Network.

Statement from the CEO/Executive Director

Our great success has been the physical growth of CAN throughout the entire state of Florida. This achievement directly relates to our biggest challenge, as we have to hire and train personnel to staff our new locations. However, the most important challenge is due to the rise of HIV/AIDS in all segments of our population. Florida is now #1 in the country and the local numbers of infected patients is growing at an alarming rate. 

CAN(CCC) is the oldest HIV services organization in Sarasota founded in 1991 and will be celebrating it's 25th Anniversary this Fall.
Programs
Description

Clients access the Dental HIV program through a referral from the medical or case management departments when dental services are identified as part of the client's plan of care.  During the initial intake visit, the dental team performs an overall analysis of the client’s dental health.  This includes oral examinations to screen for oral and throat cancers, soft tissue lesions, systemic opportunistic infections, periodontal disease, tooth decay, and a myriad of other disorders that affect the oral and craniofacial tissues.  Clinicians also review the clients existing medical and dental records and take any necessary x-rays.  This information is then used to create a detailed plan of care specific to the client's dental health and indicated needs.  During the visit, the clinician also provides education regarding general dental care, dental care specific to HIV compromised individuals, and education about the importance of adherence to the dental and medical plans of care. 

 

Budget $391,336
Category Health Care, General/Other Dental Health Care
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served People/Families of People with HIV/AIDS
Short Term Success
The short term success of this program begins with the referral for dental services from the medical, case management departments of CCC and from
external organizations (SCHD, Senior Friendship Center, Bethesda House, etc.) During the initial visit clients are screened for any conditions that provide an "immediate threat" to the health of the client. During this visit the clinician begins gathering data that is necessary to create a plan of care for the patient that addresses the immediate and long term needs that coincides with the mediical and case management plan(s) of care. Dental persennel provide the initial education regarding the importance of oral hygiene, compliance with plans of care, and adherence to medications. The groundwork from this visit is built upon at future visits to maximize the health of the client and reduce transmission rates.
Long Term Success
All programs at CCC share an ultimate goal of reducing the transmission rates of HIV and lowering the number of new infections. Studies have shown that patients who are adherent in taking their medications reduce the transmission rateby up to 96% Clients are more likely to be adherent with medications when all of the side effects and health needs have been satisfactorily addressed. This includes oral health which plays a significant role in wasting syndrome as well as many other aspects of a patients overall health.
 
Program Success Monitoring
Health Planning Council of Southwest Florida as the lead agency for Ryan White Administration.
Sarasota county Grants-in-Aid personnel to assure compliance with defined community outcomes..
Internal staff as part of on-going program evaluation.
Medicaid.
 
Program Success Examples
87 percent of clients receiving comprehensive treatment for HIV that include medical, dental, patient education, and mental health services report improved health outcomes Most clients that were unable to work improve to the point that they are able to return to the workforce. This outcome requires consistant on-going patient education from a multi-disciplinary team to overcome compliance issues related to drug side effects, expense, complexities of medication instructions, and time consumtion. CCC; established program has seen numerous success stories and will continue to do so until there is a cure.
 
ex. J.H. was diaggnosed with HIV in the mid 1980's and suffered from all of the standard symtpoms. Unable to work any longer, he was barely surviving on Social Security Disability of less than $900 per month. He came to CCC for treatment and a comprehensive plan of care was designed that addressed issues speficic to him including medical, dental, mental health, financial, and housing. 3 years later he felt he was no longer going to "sit at home and wait to die", so he returned to school and earned a Bachelor's degree and is now employed full time in the medical industry and is earning an above average salary.
Description

Patients now need extensive, continuing education in order to explain and stress the importance of adherence to the anti-viral therapy.  Patients are taking an average of 30 pills per day at a cost of $1,500 per month.  Long term complications mean the patient develops resistance or infects another person with the resistant virus.  The program focuses on offering an array of adherence tools for the patient.  The most valuable tool is the relationship between the patient and their adherence educator.  Upon initial screening of the patient, the adherence educator must ensure that necessary support services are in place.  Patient education includes the concept of wellness in terms of having the patient consider behavioral changes necessary to halt the transmission of HIV and its long-term complications.  For this is the reason that HIV Disease treatment is integrating prevention into its treatment plans such as teaching HIV positive patients how to modify their lifestyle. 

 

Budget $45,931
Category Health Care, General/Other Patient Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served People/Families of People with HIV/AIDS
Short Term Success
The short term success of this program begins with the referral for services from CCC's HIV testing program or from external organizations (SCHD, Senior Friendship Center, Bethesda House, etc.) During the initial  clients are screened for eligibility/need for existing programs. Case managers evaluate the clients levels of need(s) on many fronts. These include medical, mental health, dental, support groups, financial assistance, transportation, housing, health insurance, etc.  During this visit the case manager creates a comprehensive plan of care that addresses all of the needs identified and educates the client on navigating the "systems" to receive the care necessary. The case manager makes referrals to appropriate providers and scheduled follow-up visits with the client. Patient education is provided on topics that provide the basiis upon which other departments build to achieve the goal of an educated client who understands how to navigate the complex services systems and grasps the importance of compliance with the plan of care.
Long Term Success
All programs at CCC share an ultimate goal of reducing the transmission rates of HIV and lowering the number of new infections. Studies have shown that patients who are adherent in taking their medications reduce the transmission rate by up to 96% Clients are more likely to be adherent with medications when all of the side effects and health needs have been satisfactorily addressed. This includes patient education which plays a significant role in identifying and overcoming barriers to medication adherence and  plan of care compliance. 
Program Success Monitoring
Sarasota county Grants-in-Aid personnel to assure compliance with defined community outcomes.
Internal staff as part of on-going program evaluation.
Program Success Examples
87 percent of clients receiving comprehensive treatment for HIV that include medical, dental, patient education, and mental health services report improved health outcomes Most clients that were unable to work improve to the point that they are able to return to the workforce. This outcome requires consistent on-going patient education from a multi-disciplinary team to overcome compliance issues related to drug side effects, expense, complexities of medication instructions, and time consumption. CCC; established program has seen numerous success stories and will continue to do so until there is a cure.
 
ex. J.H. was diagnosed with HIV in the mid 1980's and suffered from all of the standard symptoms. Unable to work any longer, he was barely surviving on Social Security Disability of less than $900 per month. He came to CCC for treatment and a comprehensive plan of care was designed that addressed issues specific to him including medical, dental, mental health, financial, and housing. 3 years later he felt he was no longer going to "sit at home and wait to die", so he returned to school and earned a Bachelor's degree and is now employed full time in the medical industry and is earning an above average salary.
Description

The HIV Medical Services program is designed to provide HIV infected and affected individuals and families with comprehensive medical treatment using a philosophy of treating the entire patient.  Patients have encounters with physicians, case managers, nursing staff, and specialty medical providers who assess and design an interdisciplinary plan of care and assistance to work towards or maintain self-sufficiency.  The program maximizes the capacity of HIV positive people to continue or return to the community workforce.  Prompt aggressive medical intervention allows family units to remain intact and grow within the community and reduce the spread of infection.  Through appropriate disease management and preventative strategies, emergency room utilization is decreased and lost work time to sickness is minimized.  The course of therapy for HIV as a changing epidemic is unpredictable, and complications do arise.  When they arise, the challenge is to work in conjunction with them. 

Budget $974,342
Category Health Care, General/Other Ambulatory & Primary Health Care
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served People/Families of People with HIV/AIDS
Short Term Success
The short term success of this program begins with the referral for medical services from the case management department of CCC. During the initial medical visit clients are evaluated clinically and a medical plan of care is created. During this visit the clinician explains the plan of care to the clients and addresses any questions or concerns. Education is provided to the patient.
Long Term Success

Clients are impacted in numerous ways.  The aggressive and comprehensive treatment model allows clients to achieve the highest quality of life by providing the best medical options dependent upon the specific health of the client.  By monitoring the viral load and CD4 counts, our physicians adjust a drug regimen to stabilize and then improve the effect of the disease on a client's health.  Once stabilized, our physicians address the side effects of the disease and the medications and turn their efforts into the primary care needs of the client.  Even a common cold or flu can be a threat to the health of a client with a compromised immune system.  These and all medical events are assessed and a medical plan of care is created and monitored to achieve the highest health outcome for the client. 

Program Success Monitoring
Health Planning Council of Southwest Florida as the lead agency for Ryan White Administration.
Sarasota county Grants-in-Aid personnel to assure compliance with defined community outcomes.
Aids Education Training Center as part of our quality improvement program.
Internal staff as part of on-going program evaluation.
Program Success Examples
87 percent of clients receiving comprehensive treatment for HIV that include medical, dental, patient education, and mental health services report improved health outcomes Most clients that were unable to work improve to the point that they are able to return to the workforce. This outcome requires consistant on-going patient education from a multi-disciplinary team to overcome compliance issues related to drug side effects, expense, complexities of medication instructions, and time consumption. CCC; established program has seen numerous success stories and will continue to do so until there is a cure.
 
ex. J.H. was diagnosed with HIV in the mid 1980's and suffered from all of the standard symptoms. Unable to work any longer, he was barely surviving on Social Security Disability of less than $900 per month. He came to CCC for treatment and a comprehensive plan of care was designed that addressed issues specific to him including medical, dental, mental health, financial, and housing. 3 years later he felt he was no longer going to "sit at home and wait to die", so he returned to school and earned a Bachelor's degree and is now employed full time in the medical industry and is earning an above average salary.
Description
CAN will be working with The Boys and Girls Club of Sarasota (as well as DeSoto and Manatee) to create an Education and Poetry Slam that will focus on HIV and STD awareness as well as education and prevention. 
 
 
 
Budget $5,130
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Lesbian, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgendered Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Short Term Success Success will be judged by participation and the potential sharing of information learned through the youth's peer group.
Long Term Success Success will be judged by participation and the potential sharing of information learned through the youth's peer group.
Program Success Monitoring TBD
Program Success Examples TBD
Comments
Program Comments by Organization
Program Comments by Foundation
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Richard E. Carlisle
CEO Term Start May 2015
CEO/Executive Director Email rcarlisle@cccsrq.org
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Michael Cuffage Mar 2009 - Mar 2015
Susan Terry Oct 1991 - 2009
Senior Staff
NameTitle
John T. Acevedo Program Director
Scott George Director of Development
Leslie A. Lind Director of Compliance
Jennifer W. Lockwood MBACFO/COO
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 70
Part Time Staff 3
Staff Retention Rate % 97
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 6
Volunteers 13
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Collaborations
Metro Wellness and Community Center 
Bethesda House
Infectious Disease Associates
Genesis Health Services
Multicultural Health Institute
ALSO Out Youth
Michael E. Dunn, M.D.
Planned Parenthood 
Daniel Warner Consultive Medicine
Mail Meds Pharmacy
Walgreens
Tampa Family Pharmacy
Community Specialty Pharmacy
Hedges Pharmacy
Sarasota Infectious Disease Associates
Premier Infectious Diseases
Primary Care of Gainesville
Dr. Juan Agustin Lacson, MD, Inc.
Midtown Medical Center
Bay Area Infectious Disease Associates
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals)2010
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Awards & Recognition
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Beautification AwarCity of Northport2012
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years 5
Strategic Plan Adopted Jan 2012
Management Succession Plan Yes
Continuity of Operations Plan Yes
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures Yes
Comments
Management Comments by Organization The greatest challenge CAN is facing is staffing. Now that we control over 24 clinics throughout the state it is extremely difficult to hire new staff and keep them in place. Also, our growth in Sarasota has created a problem and we will be expanding our building to the maximum allowed and have taken additional office space as well for our employees.
Management Comments by Foundation
Planning & Policies Comments by Organization
Planning & Policies Comments by Foundation
Multi-Media Comments by Organization
Our annual event "CANDance" garners publicity in all local media. The event has been stated as one of the best local events in Sarasota . The event is held at the end of October each year and involves professional dancers dancing with Sarasota County stars. It was voted "One of the 10 Best Events of the Year" by The Observer. We were the co-producers of a film with Planned Parenthood in 2015, "When the Part Ends" , which was shown at the Cannes Film Festival and will be producing their upcoming film. These films are receiving international attention. Our second large event is our Drag Queen Show called "Living with AIDS - What a Drag" which is held every year in Mid November.  We recently co-produced  an Evening with Oscar at The Players which had great media coverage.
Board Chair
Board Chair Eric Snider
Company Affiliation Hancock Bank
Board Term July 2015 to July 2017
Board Chair Email eric.snider@hancockbank.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
John Mason CEO Historic Spanish Point
Dr. George L. Mims retired
Robert Nosal retired
Allison Rachel Silver M.D.practicing physician
Eric Snider Banker
Bob Trisolini Retired
Charles S. Wilson New College - adjunct
Student serving on the board through Community Youth Development? No
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 6
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 3
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Board Meeting Attendance % 95
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 50
Standing Committees
Finance
Comments
Governance Comments by Organization

The public has forgotten about the serious (and growing) nature of HIV/AIDS. "Abstinence Only" is the policy of our state when it comes to sex education in our schools. Our education department has fought their way into two Sarasota county schools and has made great strides within certain factions of the faith-based community. Our new HIV/STD testing RV has been invited to many religious and social functions and has been greatly received.

Governance Comments by Foundation
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2015
Fiscal Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $21,000,000.00
Projected Expenses $18,000,000.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations
Endowment Value
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Endowment Spending Policy %
Capital Campaign
In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? Yes
IRS Form 990s
Historical Financial Review
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$0$0$0
Government Contributions$284,923$291,672$335,216
Federal$284,923$291,672$335,216
State$0$0$0
Local$0$0$0
Unspecified$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$498,709$436,821$620,220
$0$0$0
$24,612,159$13,968,817$5,522,040
Investment Income, Net of Losses$4,644$4,864$2,589
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$152,858$152,473$90,310
Revenue In-Kind$5,000$0$0
Other$0$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$19,370,263$11,659,739$5,314,547
Administration Expense$1,809,285$1,035,340$704,946
Fundraising Expense$250,078$157,627$98,105
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.191.161.07
Program Expense/Total Expenses90%91%87%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue27%18%9%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$10,081,516$5,054,400$3,552,330
Current Assets$7,473,730$3,177,533$1,338,833
Long-Term Liabilities$130,059$287,030$336,638
Current Liabilities$1,323,519$259,730$494,378
Total Net Assets$8,627,938$4,507,640$2,721,314
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountPharmacy Assistance $23,044,256Pharmacy Assistance Program $12,745,721Pharmacy Assistance $4,991,310
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountClient Service Fees $1,516,547Client Service Fees $1,140,713Contributions, gifts, grants $620,220
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $498,709Contributions, gifts, grants $436,821Client Service Fees $477,090
CEO/Executive Director Compensation N/A
Co-CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities5.6512.232.71
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets1%6%9%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization
Funding for our HOPWA (Housing Opportunities for Persons Living With AIDS) has decreased while the need for assistance has increased.  The insurance premium and deductible line item from our Ryan White contract has also decreased while the need has drastically increased as premiums and deductibles have increased nation wide.  CCC has been utilizing 340B revenue in order to compensate for those losses.  CCC will continue to look for grants and additional donors to assist with those program losses.  Due to the 340B program, CCC has been able to triple our client assistance.  Client assistance includes premium and deductible assistance, copay assistance, medical/dental care assistance, emergency assistance (such as electric needs, car repairs,etc.) and various other means of assistance. 
Financial Comments by Foundation Foundations and corporations are included with individual contributions as they are not separated in the 990 or audit.  Financial figures taken from 990 and audit documents.  Federal 990 and audit statements are reconciled. 
Nonprofit Comprehensive Care Center Inc (CCC) d/b/a Community AIDS Network (CAN)
Address 1231 N Tuttle Ave
Sarasota, FL 34237
Phone 941 366-0461

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