50th Anniversary

an image of a nurse treating a patient in a hospitalFifty years ago, the Bay Area Native American community organized to open a health center dedicated to serving Urban Natives. In 2022, Native American Health Center (NAHC) stands strong as one of the oldest and largest Urban Indian Health Centers in the United States. Over the last five decades, NAHC has achieved great success and expanded to serve everyone in the surrounding communities with a commitment to providing culturally-competent high-quality, holistic, whole-person medical, dental, behavioral health, community wellness, and social service programs.


NAHC is proud to invite you to our 50th Anniversary Gala as we honor our history, celebrate the present, and look towards the future.
When: Thursday, November 3rd, 2022 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Oakland Marriott City Center | 1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607


On Saturday, September 24, 2022, NAHC hosted a 50th Anniversary Powwow at Merritt College! Powwow dancers, drummers, and vendors from across California joined the day-long event, attracting hundreds of attendees. The cultural gathering highlighted the heart of NAHC as it brought together old friends, created new connections, educated the community about Native culture, and shared valuable resources. At the Powwow, NAHC received a Certificate of Recognition from Assemblymember Mia Bonta’s office, honoring the health center’s commitment to care and the community.