Health

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, our urgent priority is to restore community health by providing consistent care and access to quality resources.

THE CURRENT CRISIS

Since March 2020, many critical preventative primary care measures have fallen by the wayside in our communities. In just our service area:

The deeper truth is that our communities were already in a health crisis.

Many of these individuals are dealing with several contributing and serious health issues, such as obesity and high blood pressure, while others are facing serious organ damage and significant risk of stroke, heart attack, or even death.

Moreover, the factors leading to chronic disease are often rooted in lifestyles and habits, which are passed on to younger generations, thus continuing a complicated cycle of health. In August 2020, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health noted that 92% of COVID-19-related deaths were among those with underlying health conditions, the most common being hypertension and diabetes. Our communities didn’t stand a chance at successfully combating a virus that preyed on those in vulnerable health.

WHAT WE'RE DOING

Recovering from COVID-19 is just the beginning. From turning the tide on a late stage cancer diagnosis, to getting diabetes under control, the pandemic is just one of many health crises that we are addressing.

WITH YOUR SUPPORT, ALTAMED WILL MAKE TARGETED INVESTMENTS IN MEASURES OF EQUITY, INCLUDING:

INCREASED SCREENINGS & IMMUNIZATIONS

Outreach and community-building encourage annual vaccinations and screenings.

EXPANDED STAFFING
CAPACITY

More personnel means better coordinated care for patient populations.

OUTREACH, TRANSPORTATION & EDUCATION

Patients are encouraged and assisted in visiting our centers for basic health maintenance on a routine basis.

We have the potential to impact thousands of eligible patients annually but we can’t do it without your help.

Here’s where you can donate to AltaMed and help us continue supporting mothers in need.

Today, health should be on everyone’s mind. To help us expand our facilities, increase the number of people we serve, and improve the health and well-being of each and every family in our community, we need your help. Without the continued support of our donors, we won’t be able to create sustainable, lasting change.

One-time gifts are welcome, but ongoing gifts will help even more. Donating once will positively impact one family, but your ongoing support will change the lives of thousands.

Make a difference today – select a gift option from the buttons below.