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Alameda Health Consortium (AHC) advocates for high quality health care for the underserved in the East Bay. As the regional association of community health centers in Alameda County, we collaborate as thought partners with policymakers to inform, shape and implement health policy changes.

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People Receive Care

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Federally Qualified Health Centers

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Locations

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Our Health Centers

Are you interested in finding a clinic in the East Bay? Click here for information on a health center in your neighborhood.

Our Priorities

We prioritize programs that expand access to care and improve health quality and outcomes. These include keeping the community covered by advancing and streamlining enrollment into Medi-Cal, Covered California and HealthPAC.  We focus on access to HIV/AIDS services in addition to primary medical, behavioral and dental care and community health and wellness.

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Our Priorities

We prioritize programs that expand access to care and improve health quality and outcomes. These include keeping the community covered by advancing and streamlining enrollment into Medi-Cal, Covered California and HealthPAC.  We focus on access to HIV/AIDS services in addition to primary medical, behavioral and dental care and community health and wellness.

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Advocating for Communities

The Alameda Health Consortium advocates for health policies and new initiatives that increase access to health care for low-income and uninsured populations in Alameda County. We work with county, state, and federal elected officials to keep them informed about the impact of budget cuts and policies on community health center services.

What is a community health center?

Community health centers (also known as community clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, or FQHCs) are community-driven, non-profit clinics located in medically underserved areas or serving populations that are medically underserved. Community health centers share a mission to provide affordable, comprehensive primary care to all regardless of income level or insurance status.

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What is a community health center?

Community health centers (also known as community clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, or FQHCs) are community-driven, non-profit clinics located in medically underserved areas or serving populations that are medically underserved. Community health centers share a mission to provide affordable, comprehensive primary care to all regardless of income level or insurance status.

Stories

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Where dental and mental health meet

For Huong Le, Chief Dental Officer at Asian Health Services, a regular dental visit with a teenager drove home the critical connection between dental and mental health.  “We took care of her teeth and I complemented how beautiful her teeth were, and she replied, ‘I don’t care, because I’m just going to kill myself.’”  After probing from Le, the young woman explained that she was a foster child, in a bad home environment, and depressed. “So, we stopped the visit to talk to her about suicide and the suicide hotline.” Read more.

Doctor expands her knowledge of behavioral health

“I’d like to believe I’m serving as a healer, not just checking off the boxes like ‘Well, your cholesterol is this, so you have to take that.’” To expand what it means to be a provider, La Clínica de la Raza’s Barbara Benzwi, MD explores ways she might incorporate mental health care into her practice. For someone with 28 years at La Clínica – the “abuela” of family medicine – she continues to find ways to improve care for her patients.  Over the years, Benzwi has seen patients traumatized by war, physically or sexually abused as children, or experiencing domestic violence. Read more.

Doctor expands her knowledge of behavioral health

“I’d like to believe I’m serving as a healer, not just checking off the boxes like ‘Well, your cholesterol is this, so you have to take that.’” To expand what it means to be a provider, La Clínica de la Raza’s Barbara Benzwi, MD explores ways she might incorporate mental health care into her practice. For someone with 28 years at La Clínica – the “abuela” of family medicine – she continues to find ways to improve care for her patients.  Over the years, Benzwi has seen patients traumatized by war, physically or sexually abused as children, or experiencing domestic violence. Read more.

Learning Community

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Training Classes

CHCN and AHC offer a range of classes throughout the year.

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Careers

Are you looking for employment? Click here for exciting job opportunities at CHCN and our affiliated health centers.