What is the Aliados Health:

Aliados Health is a regional association of 17 community health centers with sites in Marin, Napa, Sonoma, Contra Costa, Solano, and Yolo counties. Formed in 1994, our mission is to improve access to and the quality of care provided for under-served and uninsured people in our six counties. Aliados Health’s major focus is to strengthen the capacity of member health centers to act as a regional network of comprehensive primary care that provides access to consistently high-quality clinical care, effective care coordination and reduce health disparities.

Aliados Health history:

Aliados Health grew from an informational Sonoma County “Council of Clinics” monthly meeting in the early 1990s designed to share information and coordinate efforts. Led in large part by County of Sonoma leadership, the meetings evolved into a robust collaboration among health center leaders around a shared goal of improving health care access and quality for underserved populations. Aliados Health officially incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1994 under the name Redwood Community Health Coalition to receive joint grants and implement projects of mutual benefit.  Originally incorporated with health centers from Sonoma and Marin Counties, the coalition grew to add Napa and Yolo county health centers. On January 1st 2022, the Redwood Community Health Coalition merged with the Community Clinic Consortium, adding health center members in Contra Costa and Solano counties. On January 1st 2023, Redwood Community Health Coalition changed its name to Aliados Health to reflect the newly merged entity and its new strategic vision for serving its membership.

Who our patients are:

Our member health centers provide patient-centered primary care health homes to 303,409 patients, including 70% Medi-Cal patients and 16% uninsured individuals. Forty-four percent of our patients are Latino and 47% of our patients are best served in a language other than English. The vast majority of health center patients are low- and very-low income with 56% of patients having incomes below the federal poverty level (FPL) and less than 5% of patients with incomes over the 200% FPL.

Of the individuals served by Aliados Health community health centers in 2023, about 17% were living in Contra Costa County, 38% in Sonoma County, 16% in Solano County, 15% in Marin County, 5% in Napa County and 8% in Yolo County.