leaders and organizations breaking through

API Wellness Center

Breaking Through
for Health Care Justice

We asked Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center

Executive Director Lance Toma to talk about the organization’s latest years-in-the-making breakthrough – receiving its designation as a Federally Qualified Health Center for San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood (one of only 266 such clinics nationwide to achieve that status this year). Through multiple engagements spanning the last twenty years, CompassPoint has worked shoulder to shoulder with API Wellness Center, supporting the organization’s evolution from an HIV-specific provider into a community wellness organization poised to expand and deepen its mission of bringing healthcare justice to the communities that need it most.

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In their words

“For many of the folks that we are serving, it's about health care justice. We don't know yet the kind of services that we deserve.”

– Lance Toma, Executive Director