AltaMed Foundation Has Been Working To Eliminate Disparities In Health Care And Outcomes In Southern California Since 1969

AltaMed Foundation connects people and organizations who want to make substantial change in our community with an organization that has been fighting for a stronger community since 1969. We are on this mission together.


Bertha Aguirre

“We at Empire Transportation are big fans and supporters of AltaMed’s East LA Meets Napa food & wine tasting event. This event offers the perfect combination of wonderful food, excellent wines and amazing company while raising funds to help underserved communities. After attending the event and learning about what AltaMed does for our neighbors, I knew I had to get involved.

Empire Transportation has partnered with AltaMed to provide transportation to those in need – such as seniors who need a ride to medical appointments. In addition, I now serve on the board of trustees and Co-chair the Women in Action committee, which raises funds to provide women’s health services. I am extremely proud to work alongside AltaMed to give back to our shared community by increasing access to quality medical care and promoting women’s health.”

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Bob Lancaster

“I was volunteering at the Huntington Beach Clinic and saw that a lot of families were not getting the full medical attention they needed, even though the services were offered at the clinic. I’d look at these sick kids, smiling with their teeth all out of sorts, and wonder if somebody had reached out to the parents to see if the kid had been to the dentist. I spoke to the Clinic Administrator, who said that she would love to hire more staff, but would need help raising additional resources to do so. I went home and spoke with my wife, Patti, and we decided to do something about it.

Twelve years ago, we started an annual Golf Tournament at Sea Cliff Country Club, where we are members. I never saw myself as a health nut or advocate. I just saw a problem in my community and decided to help by supporting my local clinic.”

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Hector Barreto

“My company, Barreto/Rezinas Employee Benefits and Insurance Services, has been a corporate sponsor of AltaMed events for more than a decade. Our firm has identified AltaMed as both an important and strategic partner over the years. As someone who works with many different businesses, I have seen how AltaMed serves the people we work with. The work they do is essential to providing care for those we rely on every day and keeping our community healthy.

From a business standpoint, supporting AltaMed is a no brainer – when our neighbors are healthy, the local economy thrives. Not to mention it feels great knowing that we are supporting an organization with such an important, inspiring mission in our own backyard!”

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Marisol Castillo

One of my biggest goals and aspirations is to help underserved communities. I enjoy giving back to individuals who may need a hand or support during difficult times. As made evident by its mission and vision, AltaMed has provided a platform by which God's work can be done throughout its history.

The Women in Action committee, of which I am a member, has brought together like-minded individuals with the goal of helping and supporting women in underserved communities.

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Since 1990, there has been an increase of 112% in the senior citizen population in the State of California. As this population ages, there will be a shortage of resources to care for their increasing health needs.
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The city of Los Angeles consistently has a lower high school graduation rate than the state of California, with approximately 75% of students graduating on time in 2016, compared to 83% state-wide.
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38% of 5th, 7th and 9th graders in California are overweight or obese. At least 75% of these overweight kids are likely to be obese as adults.
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AltaMed has made significant strides in increasing access to care in our communities. Join our mission!