Central Neighborhood Health Foundation (CNHF) is a full-service Medicare-certified healthcare provider with access points in Los Angeles & San Bernardino counties. Founded by Bassett H. Brown, MD in 1967, our guiding principle for nearly five decades has been the efficient and effective delivery of culturally competent care to our patient community. We believe in partnering with our patients to achieve the best possible health outcomes based on individual lifestyle needs.
Our clinics provide care in medically underserved areas (MUAs) in Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire, where patient populations endure disproportionate physical suffering and premature death. These realities of medical privation have persisted for far too long despite the best intentions and efforts of both government agencies and healthcare organizations and providers.
Now, after nearly five decades of community service, CNHF has resources available to support and expand its ongoing efforts to change this dynamic permanently. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, implementation of the Affordable Care Act has paved the way for us to make important strides in reversing negative health status trends and reducing many of the health disparities that plague our neighborhoods.
San Bernardino, CA
The City of San Bernardino is a community rich in history and cultural diversity. Influences of Native Americans, Mexican settlers, Spanish missionaries and Mormon emigrants can still be seen throughout the City today. From the day in 1810 when Franciscan missionary Father Dumetz named the area San Bernardino to the present, San Bernardino – nestled south of the San Bernardino Mountains and west of the lower desert – has been recognized for its scenic beauty and strategic location.
Providing quality education and programs to providing quality education and programs to San Bernardino’s youth is an important priority to City residents. Many schools in the San Bernardino Unified School District have been named California Distinguished Schools. If private schooling is a preference, San Bernardino has many private schools, from kindergarten to high school.
San Bernardino has a wide variety of recreational and entertainment attractions. From playing golf at one of San Bernardino’s three public and private golf courses to a 30 to 45-minute drive to mountains, skiing, deserts, beaches, resorts, and world-class cultural and sporting events, a variety of activities for all ages is available to residents and visitors.
San Bernardino is home to the Inland Empire 66ers, a Class A-Advanced Minor League affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim competing in the California League. The Inland Empire 66ers, named after historic Route 66, play at the multi-use San Manuel Stadium which regularly seats 5,000 people and can be expanded to seat 10,000.
The arts and entertainment scene continues to thrive in San Bernardino. There are multiple arts, performing art and concert venues in the City such as the historic California Theater, Sturges Center for the Arts, Roosevelt Bowl, National Orange Show Events Center, San Manuel Amphitheater and the Garcia Center for the Arts. The City’s historic California Theater, which opened its doors in 1928, hosts Broadway plays and musicals that light up the stage each year. The theater is also the home of the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra.
San Bernadino is, now more than ever, a city of opportunity. As the City rests in the heart of inland Southern California it offers affordable housing, a pathways-focused public education system, an innovative Cal-State University, low-cost of doing business, a large labor force, and a multifaceted transportation hub. Opportunities for first-time homebuyers, entrepreneurs, investors, and employers are vast; one only needs to see the potential.