Alameda Health Consortium was founded as a non-profit organization to advocate for and support community-based health centers in Alameda County that emerged from the national community health center movement of the 1960s and 1970s.
This dynamic social movement arose because the health care needs of low-income communities were not being met by the mainstream health care system. Community-based federally qualified health centers now provide access to affordable, high quality health care, where people are treated with respect and dignity regardless of income, education, insurance status, race/ethnicity and immigration status. Since its founding the early 1970s, the Alameda Health Consortium has grown as a regional association of eight community-based, private non-profit federally-qualified health centers (FQHCs). Together, the member health centers operate more than 75 clinic locations that serve more than 184,000 people in Alameda County in 2014.
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