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American Indian Healing Center

Whittier, Calif.



The voluntary free clinic delivers health care services primarily to the Native American population in Los Angeles and Orange counties, and offers a medical home to more than 1,500 uninsured patients. Grant support from the Health Clinic Opportunity Fund helps the center strengthen the level of primary care, respond to increased demand for health care services and build more-sustainable resources. The fund is designed to bridge, build and sustain the operations of high-performing community health centers serving diverse and vulnerable populations. It targeted free clinics, public health clinics and designated federally qualified health center look-alikes to meet both the immediate and long-term health needs of their constituents. Priority was given to projects that leverage existing resources, create more effective operating systems, improve efficiencies and expand and maintain access to health services for vulnerable populations.