MISSION

Health disparities leave our neighbors without the high-quality, culturally competent care they need to stay healthy.

Letter From Zoila

In today’s politicized health care climate, I thought now was a good time to reach out to our community and have a direct conversation with you--our neighbor-- about what AltaMed Health Services does for our patients and communities.  As President of the AltaMed Foundation, I am incredibly proud of the work that we do. This site is our way of showing you what happens at AltaMed every single day (without, of course, violating any laws about patient privacy).

Our AltaMed team comes to work every day with the sole purpose of eliminating health disparities that exist between the communities we serve and more affluent ones.  These gaps come in the form of decreased access to care, or fewer doctors serving the same size population, as well as a lower quality of care.  Health disparities leave our neighbors without the high-quality, culturally competent care they need to stay healthy.

AltaMed has been fighting alongside our communities to eliminate these inequalities for almost 50 years.  We’ve made a lot of progress, but there is still a long way to go.  We will continue to stand by our patients and provide the care our neighbors need, no matter what.  

I hope that you enjoy learning more about what we do.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office.  We are neighbors after all, and you should feel free to reach out at any time.

Thank you,
Zoila D. Escobar
Executive Director
AltaMed Foundation