Celebrating Our Health Centers

Cloteal Davis helped open the doors of West Oakland Health Council fifty years ago and continues to serve her community health center as a board advisor.

The LGBTQ Alliance at Asian Health Services created the first of its kind multi-lingual LGBTQ glossary to help providers improve quality of care for their patients.

Brenda Jorgenson, Executive Assistant at Axis Community Health, helped manage complex logistics to open a new site that has doubled the health center’s capacity to serve patients.

These health center employees and volunteers represent tireless commitment to improving health access, quality, and outcomes for the underserved. To recognize their contributions, as well as the contributions of many others across all eight AHC/CHCN member health centers, the Alameda Health Consortium and its sister organization Community Health Center Network hosted their annual Clinic Appreciation Awards as part of National Health Center Week at Jack London Square in Oakland on Friday, August 12.

Joining them, East Bay policymakers came to share views, to learn and to encourage. Keynote speaker California Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (District 15) described his own journey in community health as a social worker and now Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services. He voiced his support for health centers’ continued work to provide medical, dental and mental health services to the underserved.

Staff from Representative Barbara Lee’s (D-CA) office and from Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley’s office presented resolutions in honor of community health center leadership.

Click here to view all photos from this year’s event.

View the videos of the 2016 health center awardees!
Click here for Part 1 featuring La Clinica, LifeLong Medical Care, Axis Community Health, & Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center.

Click here for Part 2 highlighting Tri-City Health Center, Native American Health Center, West Oakland Health Council, and Asian Health Services.