The East Bay AHEC is housed at the Community Clinic Consortium, which represents four member community health centers with 26 different sites across Contra Costa and Solano Counties. Through the Consortium, the East Bay AHEC serves as a resource for member health centers and community partners working to increase and improve the community health center workforce in the East Bay. The East Bay AHEC's priority areas include increasing primary care clinical rotation and residency programs in health centers, promoting alternate staffing models that are less reliant on primary care physicians, increasing satisfaction of physicians practicing in health centers in order to promote retention, and developing and improving health professions pipeline programs
For more information about the East Bay AHEC, contact Danielle Pedersen, MS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Community Clinic Consortium hosts the East Bay AHEC and also serves as a National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Ambassador site. The Consortium supports increased access to health care through a variety of efforts. In order to ensure that health centers are able to participate significantly in health insurance expansion and other health care reform efforts, the East Bay AHEC provides comprehensive training for clinic staff on public insurance options, outreach and education, enrollment, and retention support. The East Bay AHEC works collaboratively with community partners to help shape ongoing delivery system transformation efforts. The East Bay AHEC has formal partnerships with member community health centers La Clínica de la Raza, Planned Parenthood Shasta Pacific, LifeLong Medical Care, and Community Medical Centers.
The East Bay AHEC is actively engaged in strengthening important partnerships with organizations in Contra Costa, Solano, and Alameda Counties. Longstanding partnerships exist with sister Consortia, namely the Alameda Consortium and San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium. A growing network of partnerships enables the East Bay AHEC to increase access to education and training opportunities by leveraging existing community assets. The East Bay AHEC aids in increasing and improving the community health center workforce.