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 direct 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 facility 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.

Location:

1000 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone 213.928.8900 OR 866.833.3533 / Fax 213.928.8901

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 4:30pm

Friday: 8:00am – 3:30pm / closed alternating Fridays

Use the button below for more information and to make a reservation.

 

Los Angeles Conference Center

 

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Welcome to The Center for Healthy Communities, Oakland

The establishment of the Oakland facility near historic Lake Merritt was conceived as an opportunity to ensure equitable access to meeting space in a rapidly changing neighborhood. The site is a commitment to the belief that diversity is essential to a healthy business district, much like the ecosystem of which it is a part. Originally part of the San Francisco Bay, Lake Merritt was formed by building a dam across the neck of 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 (1870) in the country. Rowing, biking and running are among the many popular pastimes enjoyed by the surrounding community. The ongoing restoration of Lake Merritt includes the completion of a paved trail, pedestrian bridge, and neighboring green spaces. Like Lake Merritt itself, the conference facility is a place for nature and a diverse population to coalesce.

Location:

2000 Franklin St., Oakland, CA 94612

Phone: 510.271.4300 / Fax: 213.271.4324

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 4:30pm

Friday: 8:00am – 3:30pm / closed alternating Fridays

 

Use the button below for more information and to make a reservation.

 

Oakland Conference Center

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 facility lies in the hub of California history. Guests of the conference center enjoy convenient access to lawmakers at the Capitol building, which was completed in 1874 and serves as both a museum and California’s working seat of government. One may enjoy the green space of Capitol Park and visit various memorials. 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 practical and figurative epicenter of discourse and changemaking, the Sacramento venue is host to leaders and advocates coming together to develop solutions to shared challenges.

Location: 
1414 K. Street, Suite 500, Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone: 916.558.6760 / Fax 916.558.6770

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Thursday: 8:30am-4:30pm

Friday: 8:30am-4:00pm / closed alternating Fridays

Use the button below for more information and to make a reservation.

 

Sacramento Conference Center