AltaMed Health Services Receives $2.3 Million Grant from California Endowment to Expand Civic Engagement

Nov 30, 2019


As a distinguished healthcare provider committed to enhancing the well-being of our communities, AltaMed Health Services is proud to announce that we have received a significant grant of $2.3 million from the California Endowment. This grant aims to support our efforts in expanding civic engagement and improving community health outcomes. This exciting initiative reinforces our commitment to providing high-quality healthcare services to all individuals, regardless of their background or socioeconomic status.

About AltaMed Health Services

AltaMed Health Services is a leading healthcare organization operating throughout Southern California. With a rich history spanning over 50 years, we have continually evolved to meet the diverse healthcare needs of our communities. Our comprehensive range of services includes primary care, dental care, behavioral health, HIV services, senior care, and more. We embrace a patient-centered approach focused on providing accessible, culturally competent, and compassionate care to all.

The California Endowment

The California Endowment is a philanthropic organization dedicated to improving health outcomes and fostering equity for all Californians. They strive to address the systemic barriers that contribute to health disparities, supporting initiatives that empower individuals and communities to achieve optimal well-being. This partnership with the California Endowment not only validates our commitment to community health but also provides the necessary resources to drive meaningful change.

Expanding Civic Engagement

The $2.3 million grant from the California Endowment will enable AltaMed Health Services to further enhance our civic engagement efforts. We believe that community participation and collaboration are vital factors in creating sustainable improvements in health outcomes. With this funding, we will establish various programs and initiatives to empower individuals and communities to actively participate in shaping their healthcare experiences.

Impactful Initiatives

1. Community Health Ambassadors

We will recruit, train, and empower Community Health Ambassadors who will serve as liaisons between healthcare providers and the community. These ambassadors will facilitate dialogue, identify healthcare needs, and help bridge any gaps that exist between the two. By fostering open lines of communication, our aim is to improve access to care and ensure services align with the unique needs of the communities we serve.

2. Health Education Programs

We will develop comprehensive health education programs, promoting preventive care and empowering individuals to make informed decisions about their well-being. Through workshops, seminars, and community events, we will disseminate accurate and culturally relevant health information, aiming to reduce barriers to care and encourage healthier lifestyles.

3. Outreach Clinics

In collaboration with community organizations, we plan to set up outreach clinics in underserved areas. These clinics will provide essential healthcare services, including screenings, immunizations, and wellness visits. By bringing care closer to those who need it, we hope to improve health outcomes and address healthcare disparities.

4. Advocacy and Policy Development

We will actively engage in advocacy and policy development efforts to address systemic issues that contribute to health inequities. By partnering with policymakers and community organizations, we will work towards creating sustainable change, ensuring that healthcare policies prioritize the needs of underserved communities.


AltaMed Health Services is grateful for the $2.3 million grant from the California Endowment, affirming our shared vision for equitable healthcare access and improved community health outcomes. Through our enhanced civic engagement initiatives, we are confident in our ability to foster positive change, strengthen relationships, and drive sustainable improvements in the communities we serve. Together, we can create a healthier future for all.