Giving Back Magazine January 2018 - Page 32

Health SAN DIEGO AMERICAN INDIAN HEALTH CENTER Doubling its capacity to serve S ince 1979, the San “As a private, non-profit 501(c) Diego American (3) Federally Qualified Health Indian Health Center Center operating in San Diego,” (SDAIHC) has said Joe Bulfer, CEO of SDAIHC, provided high quality, “we are dedicated to improving comprehensive, compassionate the health and well-being of primary, dental and behavioral our community’s traditionally health care to the people in its underserved and culturally community. The organization has diverse people, with special earned trust and loyalty by serving emphasis on San Diego’s urban these communities with respect, American Indian population.” Joe Bulfer (right) at the Pow Wow in Balboa Park dignity and cultural sensitivity as a along with Assemblyman Todd Gloria and Paula Brim medical home and safety net for In January 2018, the Health essential health care and social Center will launch a capital services. It is a key resource for more than 20,000 low-income campaign to raise an estimated $11 million to double its capacity. community members and American Indians who receive health In preparation, the organization has purchased its existing two care services at its downtown San Diego facility. buildings and an adjacent property and announced a ribbon 32 GBSAN.COM | JANUARY 2018