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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Federally Qualified Health Centers
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.
Our Health Centers
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.