Remembering Supervisor Richard Valle
On Wednesday February 8, we at Alameda Health Consortium, Community Health Center Network, and our member community health centers lost a tireless advocate for safety-net services, mental health programs, and an overall fierce champion of community health centers and the work they do for all who walk through their doors. We mourn the passing of Alameda County Supervisor, Richard Valle.
A Bay Area Native, and a career public servant, Supervisor Valle dedicated the past 10 years of his life to service on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors where he was instrumental in helping to secure funding for at-risk youth, job development as well as funding for our member health center Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center (TVHC) to help them in their efforts to provide uninsured community members with COVID-19 testing and vaccinations.
Supervisor Valle truly cared for our community, patients, and staff. He believed that healthcare was a human right, and everyone in the community should have access – TVHC CEO, Andrea Schwab-Galindo
We extend our sympathies to his family, friends, colleagues, and all who mourn this great loss.
Statement from our member health center TVHC:
In 2012, Supervisor Valle visited our pediatric clinic in the Eden Youth Center in South Hayward, an aging building in much-needed repair. He sat with our pediatric patients and their parents to hear their stories as he always did. And then, he talked with our staff at the clinic and made a vow that day that he was going to create a new and better space for patients and staff because, in his words, they deserved it.
Then in 2021, TVHC leadership and staff, fellow community organizations, and community members to joined Supervisor Valle at The Stack Center kick-off celebration. The event showcased the plans of a multi-million-dollar facility, paint a mural, and gather as a community for the first time since the start of the pandemic.
Supervisor Valle’s impact will continue with The Stack Center, a new building that will soon be breaking ground in the South Hayward Area. When completed, The Stack Center will be a hub for community members to access job training, education, and recreation services, and will be the new home of the TVHC Silva Clinic, housing our pediatric clinic. Supervisor Valle’s legacy will live on with all the families who will use the center to continue to build and enrich their lives.
Join us in the Celebration of the life of Richard Valles on Saturday, February 25 at Veterans’ park in Union City, click the image or HERE to RSVP.