About Roots

Founded in 2008, Roots Community Health Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the status of health of East Bay residents. Roots implements its mission by providing high-quality, comprehensive and culturally appropriate health care, by implementing direct service models to increase access to care and thereby prevent the need for emergency services, and by coordinating cross-agency liaisons to ensure a more efficient, continuum of care in East Oakland. Roots Community Health Center was founded to address the growing need for accessible, culturally appropriate, community-responsive, comprehensive health care in Oakland, California.  Specifically, Roots aims to eliminate wide health disparities and improve health outcomes for uninsured and low-income residents of East Oakland. Learn more about those disparities in this video from The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities initiative, in which we participate:

Roots Community Health Center brings preventive and comprehensive primary care, wraparound services and empowerment programs to residents in and around the “B-Ville” zip code described in this video. We’re changing the odds – advancing health equity for all East Oaklanders.

Learn about our staff and leadership.