New Native American Health Center Breaks Ground

July 12, 2007

The Native American Health Center celebrated its groundbreaking on June 14 in Oakland, California, with support from the UM General Board of Pension and Health Benefits. The new facility will be a 26,000-square-foot community-based health care center providing family medical care, comprehensive dental care, and outpatient mental health services in the Fruitvale neighborhood. The facility also will include 36 affordable family housing units above the health center. GBPHB is a member of the funding consortium for the project.


According to Dave Zellner, GBPHB chief investment officer, the project involved a diverse group of organizations whose collaboration made the health center a reality. Federal, state, local, and national agencies in cooperation with non-profit organizations, foundations, and for-profit institutions provided sufficient funding and support for the facility. A total of 12 private and public partners provided $10 million in financing, which included a $1.9 million capital campaign, for the health care facility. Construction of the health center is scheduled for completion in 2008.


To learn more about the Native American Health Center project, visit — GBPHB