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. (Photo: Alameda Health Consortium’s current Executive Director Ralph Silber with Christopher Martinez, first Policy Analyst, protesting tax loopholes in Oakland, CA.)
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. Left to right: Congressman Mike Honda, Board Member Sherry Hirota, Clinic Appreciation Awards 2012.