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Table 1 Characteristics of Community Based Organization (n = 36)

From: Community-based organizations’ perspectives on improving health and social service integration

  n (%)
Organization Size
 Small (1–10 staff members) 6 (16.7)
 Medium (11–80 staff members) 13 (36.1)
 Large (80–100+ staff members) 17 (47.2)
Target Population
 Mental Health 29 (80.1)
 Homeless 28 (77.8)
 Substance Use 26 (72.2)
 Justice Involved 21 (58.3)
 Medically Complex 18 (50.0)
 Perinatal 15 (41.7)
 Other (Legal assistance, youth service) 5 (13.9)
Collaboration with other Agencies
 To enroll clients in programs:
  Always/Very often 25 (69.4)
  Sometimes 6 (16.7)
  Seldom/Never 5 (13.9)
 To deliver services to clients
  Always/Very often 32 (88.9)
  Sometimes 3 (8.3)
  Seldom/Never 1 (2.8)
Funding Source
 Los Angeles County Grants 21 (58.3)
 Donations 11 (30.6)
 Federal Grants 10 (27.8)
 Private Grants 10 (27.8)
 California State Grants 9 (25.0)
 Other: Insurance Reimbursement for Services 4 (11.1)
 No response 9 (25.0)
Capacity Needs
No needs 4 (11.1)
Internal Infrastructure Development
 Staff recruitment, onboarding, and retention 18 (50.0)
 Strategic planning for fundraising, policies and management 18 (50.0)
 Quality Improvement 10 (27.8)
 Facility upgrades or office expansion 10 (27.8)
 Supporting diversity and equity in the organization 7 (19.4)
 Recruitment and retention of board members 4 (11.1)
Staff Development
 Training to work with unique populations 14 (38.9)
 Staff professional and leadership development/ Executive leadership coaching 14 (38.9)
 Employee housing and social service needs 10 (27.8)
Data Development
 Information Technology infrastructure/ Improve technology and data privacy infrastructure 13 (36.1)
 Knowledge on data sharing and compliance 11 (30.6)
 Evaluation of Service Delivery 7 (19.4)
External Infrastructure Development
 Support and technical assistance for county contracts 11 (30.6)
 Coalition and collaboration development 7 (19.4)
 Support for subcontracting organizations providing subcontracts 6 (16.7)
  1. Description: Characteristics of CBOs including its size, target population, collaboration with other agencies, funding sources and capacity needs
  2. Footnotes: Authors’ analysis of data from pre-interview survey administered to participants. Responses from individual participants were aggregated. CBOs could report serving more than one target population, funding source and capacity need