Dedicated to caring for our community since 1967

Central Neighborhood Health Foundation (CNHF)

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Our Mission

Central Neighborhood Health Foundation (CNHF) seeks to minimize disparities in healthcare access and outcomes by providing superior-quality, patient-centered healthcare through an integrated delivery system for the underserved and vulnerable multi-ethnic communities in the State of California.

About Us

CNHF is a full-service Medicare-certified healthcare provider with access points in Los Angeles, Riverside, & San Bernardino counties. Founded in 1967 by Dr. Bassett H. Brown, MD, our guiding principle for over five decades has been the efficient and effective delivery of culturally competent care to our patient community. We believe in partnering with our patients to achieve the best possible health outcomes based on individual lifestyle needs.

CNHF is bringing into the 21st century the mission of one of the oldest continuously operating ambulatory care clinics in Los Angeles County by returning trusted medical providers to their rightful role as anchors of community healthcare.

Our clinics provide care in medically underserved areas (MUAs) in Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire, where patient populations endure disproportionate physical suffering and shorter life expectancy. These realities of medical injustice have persisted for far too long despite the best intentions and efforts of both government agencies and healthcare organizations and providers.

Now, after five decades of community service, CNHF has resources available to support and expand its ongoing efforts to change this dynamic permanently. As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), implementation of the Affordable Care Act has paved the way for us to make important strides in reversing negative health status trends and reducing many of the health disparities that plague our neighborhoods.

Central Neighborhood Health Foundation receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.

CNHF Board of Directors

Mr. James Mackey*Chairman

Ms. Mary Winners* | Vice Chair

Mr. Richard Mayer* | Treasurer & Financial Committee Chairman

Ms. Crystal Lautrup | Credentialing Committee Chair

Ms. Wanda Thompson | Secretary

Mr. Tyrone DeVance*

Mr. Victor Garcia

Mr. Oscar Lopez*

Mr. Frank Ybarra

Mr. Rashid Thompson

Ms. Nancy Ochoa

*Asterisks denote CNHF patients


Last Updated: October 2020

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