Comprised of venues in Los Angeles, Oakland, and Sacramento, The Center for Healthy Communities provides meeting spaces to mobilize community and civic leaders, health providers, advocates and policymakers in the search for solutions to California’s critical health and health care issues.

 Conference facilities are provided free of charge to organizations whose programs advance The California Endowment’s mission to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians.

Eligible organizations include:

  • Nonprofit organizations that are exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are classified as “not a private foundation” under Section 509(a)
  • Independent, sponsored projects of a nonprofit Section 501(c)(3) organization acting as a fiscal sponsor
  • Government and public agencies

Welcome to The Center for Healthy Communities, Los Angeles

The first of The Center for Healthy Communities’ venues, the Los Angeles facility was built in response to the growing need for convening space by non-profit organizations engaged in health issues. Bordering Chinatown and Olvera Street, two of the oldest and most culturally significant neighborhoods in the city, the LEED-certified building was designed to embody the values of wellness, diversity, and accessibility. Anchored by a central courtyard, the campus reflects a distinctly Californian sense of space, emphasizing the relationships possible between indoor and outdoor environments. Architectural references to Union Station, Terminal Annex and Mission design; site specific, locally-themed art; and gardens that reflect a connection to the riparian ecology of the nearby Los Angeles River Greenway express the campus’ identification with the natural and cultural landscapes of Southern California. The Los Angeles conference center is a multisector, multicultural cross section of the community it serves.

The venue is located on the bottom floor of The California Endowment’s administrative offices.

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Welcome to The Center for Healthy Communities, Oakland

Located near Lake Merritt in the heart of the business district, the Oakland conference center was conceived as an opportunity to ensure equitable access to meeting space in a rapidly changing neighborhood. It welcomes leaders, policymakers, residents, and youth to discuss, debate, and come together. An embodiment of the belief that diversity is essential to a healthy community, the venue is a microcosm of the complex ecosystem of which it is a part. Originally an arm of the San Francisco Bay, Lake Merritt was formed by building a dam across the inlet, thus forming the only urban salt water lake in the United States. With a unique ecology that supports a host of plant life and migratory birds, this tidal lagoon is home to the oldest designated wildlife refuge in the country. Rowing, biking and running are enjoyed by a vibrant urban community. Like Lake Merritt itself, the Oakland conference facility is a place for nature and a diverse population to coalesce.

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Welcome to The Center for Healthy Communities, Sacramento

Nestled in the heart of the downtown district just blocks from the California State Capitol, the Sacramento conference center lies in the hub of California history. Guests of the facility enjoy convenient access to the Capitol building, which was completed in 1874 and serves as both a museum and California’s working seat of government. Capitol Park, featuring nearly 150 buildings, memorials and points of interest, offers ample green space. Nearby Old Sacramento State Historic Park is a National Historic Landmark that was the western terminus of the Pony Express, the first transcontinental railroad, and the transcontinental telegraph. Located in California’s epicenter of discourse and changemaking, the Sacramento venue is host to leaders and advocates coming together to develop solutions to shared challenges.

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