CNFH seeks to minimize disparities in healthcare access and outcomes by providing superior quality patient-centered healthcare through an integrated delivery system for underserved and vulnerable multi-ethnic communities in the State of California.
Central Neighborhood Health Foundation (CNHF) is a full-service Medicare-certified healthcare provider with access points in Los Angeles, Riverside & 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.
CNHF is bringing into the 21st century the mission of one of the oldest continuously operating ambulatory care clinics in Los Angeles County by returning trusted medical providers to their rightful role as linchpinsof community healthcare.
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.
Central Neighborhood Health Foundation receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.
CNHF Board of Directors
James Mackey* - Chair
Employee Benefits Specialist Finance Committee
George Bell, DMin
Professor, Pacific International Theological Seminary Behavioral Health Committee
Crystal Lautrup, JD
Attomey-at-Law, Healthcare Litigator
Building Contractor, Community Activist, Patient Advocate
Laurie Guariglia - Secretary Treasure
Healthcare IT Professional
Mary Winners* - Vice Chair
Gerontologist & Principal, About Senior Solutions
VP/Senior Business Relationship Manager
In-Home Outreach Counselor
Angela Coaston, NP
Professor at Azusa Pacific University
*Asterisks denote CNHF patients