General

Blog Contribution: LifeLong Medical Care It’s been eight years since Berkeley voters approved Measure D, the one-cent tax on sugary drinks dedicated to improving community health, and LifeLong Medical Care has been putting its share of the funds to good use. The soda tax funds are helping LifeLong’s Heart 2 Heart and Oral Health programs […]

Blog Contribution by Bay Area Community Health As a community health organization, it is a vital part of Bay Area Community Health’s (BACH) mission to serve every member of our community and create as much healthcare equity as possible. One form of this effort shows itself through BACH’s service as an ally to the LGBTQ+ […]

Since 1949, May has been observed as Mental Health Awareness Month. By providing support and outreach materials to better help fight stigma, and educate the public, we can better advocate for policies that help support people with mental health illness and their families, all year long. La Clinica recently sat down with one of their […]

West Oakland Health’s (WOH) mission is to improve the health and socioeconomic status of their community by providing the highest quality of preventative care and treatment for their diverse neighbors throughout the East Bay. They strive to be a hub of health, well-being, connection, and inspiration. WOH is committed to addressing chronic, preventable diseases that […]

Contributed by Elaine Herscher, Senior Communications Editor, LifeLong Medical Care At LifeLong Medical Care’s East Oakland Health Center, complimentary medicine is alive and well, and in-person classes are springing back to life after two long years of pandemic isolation. The Wellness Center here was established ahead of its time a decade ago with the idea […]

Blog contribution by Bay Area Community Health One of the many services Bay Area Community Health (BACH) provides for the community is enrollment assistance for the multiple programs available to our community members. These include services such as Medi-Cal, Covered CA, 340B Prescription Program, Comprehensive Perinatal Service Program, addressing food insecurity with CalFresh, and more. […]

On May 4, Axis Community Health hosted a 50th anniversary party at its Pleasanton clinic which was attended by dozens of local officials and community supporters. James Paxson, Board Chair, welcomed the guests to the celebration, and Sue Compton, CEO, provided a step-back in time with stories of Axis’s early days, including when the “lab” […]

Andie Martinez Patterson, MPP will be joining the Alameda Health Consortium (AHC) and Community Health Center Network (CHCN) teams as our new CEO in July 2022. Andie will help guide both organizations and our member community health centers with our missions to continue expanding access to affordable care for underserved communities in the East Bay. […]

Native American Health Center (NAHC) recently sat down to interview their new Medical Director, Dr.  Alisson Sombredero, who joined their team in March 2022. Tell us a little about yourself. I am a woman from Columbia, South America, and I have been living in the United States for 16 years in the East Bay. I […]

Blog Contribution: Elaine Herscher, Senior Editor, LifeLong Medical Care The images we see of Ukrainians fleeing for their lives as Russia wages war on their country have deep personal meaning for LifeLong Medical Care’s Melkamu Yirgu. A survivor of three years in refugee camps in East Africa, Melkamu suffered unbearably harsh conditions and eventually came […]