Native American Health Center (NAHC), CCUIH member clinic serving the San Francisco Bay Area, has won a bid to serve as the lead health provider at a new, cutting edge facility –The San Leandro Health & Wellness Center.

NAHC’s School-Based Health Center staff and leadership team as well as senior management made a successful presentation to Alameda County Health Care Services Agency and San Leandro Unified School District for this bid, which will add a ninth (9th) school-based clinic to NAHC’s repertoire. Bonnie Trinclisti and Tamar Kurlaender have harnessed their years of clinical and management experience for adolescent health and made a dynamic presentation to county officials who commented their presentation “hit it out of the park.” The presentation also included a youth Peer Health Educator, Kathleen Fong, as well as NAHC’s all-around Health Education Superstar, Atziri Rodriguez.

Not only are Bonnie and Tamar seasoned professionals who are driven by NAHC’s core value of health care as a right and not a privilege—they have cultivated strong teams and impactful service delivery at all their clinics. Young students look up to and confide in NAHC school-based staff like Topaz Persons, and Louise Torres (just to name a couple) for health issues and mentorship.

The San Leandro Wellness Center will be located on E. 14th Street and Bancroft in San Leandro, and will feature health and fitness classes (self-defense, martial arts, yoga); classes in 3-D printing, coding and computer engineering; and artistic expression classes (Dance, spoken word, graffiti art), in addition to medical, dental and behavioral health services that will be led and delivered by NAHC staff. The San Leandro Wellness Center will be open to all youth and young adults.

Established in 1992, NAHC School-Based Health provides services on school campuses and works in collaboration with school districts and several community-based organizations. The NAHC school-based health centers emphasize prevention, integrated care and the removal of access barriers. They aim to improve adolescent health, well-being and success in school by increasing access to comprehensive, high-quality health care services. Services provided include medical care, dental care, behavioral health, health education, youth development, insurance enrollment and family engagement.