Our Culture, Our Health: Weaving Communities Together
“Here [our members] are treated with respect. They’re recognized as individuals. And they get the best health care. Our patients always viewed us as their community clinic, whether they were native or non-native. Maybe people lived rough lives, but they didn’t bring it to the clinic. It was a safe place. Their little place they could call home.”
Bertha Jackson, a California Mission Indian and NAHC employee from 1977 to 2001.
Almost 50 years ago, the Bay Area American Indian community organized to open a health center dedicated to serving Urban Indians. Today, NAHC stands strong as one of the oldest and the largest Urban Indian Health programs in the United States. With great success over the decades, the Native American Health Center is proud to announce our newest location: a 14,000 square-foot community and clinical facility at 3050 International Boulevard. In partnership with Satellite Affordable Housing Associates (SAHA), this location will also include 85 units of affordable housing. NAHC and SAHA plan to break ground in the Fall of 2021.
The new building will house:
- Additional medical and dental exam rooms serving children, youth and families
- Space for the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program
- Large gathering space for cultural and community events
NAHC is a community hub for wellness and healing for anyone who considers themselves Indigenous, anyone seeking holistic and culturally-responsive health care, and everyone in the surrounding community. Our newest location will allow NAHC to expand not only the physical space we have to cultivate our philosophy of care, but also expand the spaces available to care for and provide access to, the groups who care for our community.
Support NAHC’s Expansion
We invite you to stand with us as a philanthropic contributor to Our Culture, Our Health: Weaving Communities Together capital campaign.