Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) announced this week that a total of $15,926,537 in Department of Health and Human Services grant funding to Bay Area community health care providers. These grants will allow Alameda County Health Care Services Agency, Asian Health Services*, La Clinica de La Raza, Lifelong Medical Care and West Oakland Health Council, Inc. provide quality and affordable medical and dental services to underserved populations in the East Bay.
“I am proud that these community health centers will receive this critical federal funding to continue to respond to the medical needs of the most vulnerable in our community,” said Congresswoman Barbara Lee.
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency will receive $1,131,856, Lifelong Medical Care – $2,896,217, and Asian Health Services – $2,757,336. The West Oakland Health Council, Inc. was granted $3,398,367 and La Clinica de La Raza, Inc. was awarded the highest amount at $5,742,761.
Alameda County’s Health Services Program is administered by the Health Care Services Agency and includes numerous programs including Behavioral Health Care, Public Health, Environmental Health, and Agency Administration/Indigent Health.
Asian Health Services is a community health center that serves for the medically underserved, including the immigrant and refugee Asian community, and advocates assure equal access to health care services regardless of income, insurance status, language, or culture.
LifeLong Medical Care, a dynamic nonprofit community organization with nine locations, delivering quality health services for all ages. LifeLong is one of Alameda County’s primary safety net providers of medical, dental, and social services.
La Clínica is a provider of primary health care and other services, with 32 sites spread across Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano Counties. La Clínica delivers health care services in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner to most effectively address the needs of the diverse populations it serves.
West Oakland community activists established the West Oakland Health Council, Inc. in 1996. Since then it has expanded to seven facilities serving West/North Oakland, East Oakland, Emeryville and Berkeley.