Established in 1987, the AltaMed Foundation serves as the volunteer leadership body for our fundraising efforts. Since its establishment, the AltaMed Foundation has raised more than thirty million dollars to support AltaMed in our mission to increase access to comprehensive health and human services and reduce health care disparities in the communities of Southern California.
Good health does not start and end at the doctor’s office.
Access to convenient, culturally-sensitive care is essential, but it takes so much more to help our communities grow healthy – including equitable access to schools, good jobs, healthy foods, essential services, and elected officials who reflect and respect the people they serve.
It takes a community – that’s why we’re committed to educating, engaging, and mobilizing our members, our staff, our partners, and our leaders.
Learn more about our ongoing efforts and initiatives.
Our Mission and Vision
At AltaMed, we are on a mission to eliminate disparities in health care access and outcomes by providing superior quality health and human services through an integrated delivery system for Latino, multi-ethnic and often-overlooked communities in Southern California.
Our goal is to be your leading community-based provider of quality health care and human services. Take a look at what we are doing every day to make a difference.
Certified Primary Care Medical Home
AltaMed Health Services adheres to the Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) concept. We have developed an approach to primary care consistent with the PCMH model that aims to deliver high-quality, cost-effective primary care. Using a patient-centered, culturally appropriate, and team-based approach, the PCMH model coordinates patient care across the health system to improve the patient experience.
At AltaMed, our team of providers is committed to ensuring complete, coordinated care, treatment, and services as evidenced by our Joint Commission PCMH certification.
- Patients always come first
- Employees are our most valuable asset
- Encourage process excellence and innovation for quality outcomes
- Promote wellness and advocate for strong and healthy communities
- Integrity, honesty, and respect in all of our endeavors
- Commitment to teamwork
Strengthening Our Communities
What a Wonderful World This Could Be
At AltaMed, we believe that everyone should be able to get the kind of care they need to grow healthy, regardless of who they are, where they come from, or how much they make. We’ve made this our life’s work. By establishing medical clinics in the neighborhoods that need them most, we can serve families at every stage of life — from moms-to-be, children all the way through seniors.
Good health is a great start, but there’s so much more we can do for our communities to make sure we have essential care and services so we can all grow healthy.
That’s why we educate our members about the issues that affect us all and encourage voter turn-out. It’s why we work with our elected officials, at every level of government, to make sure public policy is fair, equitable, and serves a diverse population.
Our communities deserve more. That’s why we tirelessly rally doctors, doers, and dreamers. How much could we – as a city, as a nation, as a society – achieve if everyone had access to compassionate care that served their needs, regardless of their ability to pay?
At AltaMed, these aren’t just our dreams – these are our action-items.
View Our Impact Report
At AltaMed, we are constantly expanding our services to the community. Learn more about our ongoing efforts and the people who make them happen, and see how you can get involved.Read Now