Mission & History

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Ralph Silber, CEO, Community Health Center Network


The Community Health Center Network is a partnership of community health centers committed to enhancing our ability to provide comprehensive, quality health care in a manner respectful of community traditions and values.


Our member health centers formed CHCN in 1996 to participate more effectively in newly-launched state managed care programs. The formation of CHCN built upon 20 years of collaboration in health policy and advocacy work through the Alameda Health Consortium.

Life at CHCN

Employee Quotes/Testimonials

I’ve been with CHCN for a while now, and I’ve seen the company grow from 25 to 90 employees! What has always impressed me is our CEO, Ralph Silber. Even as the company has grown, he’s kept an open-door policy inviting anyone into his office to talk with him.
– Joi Triplett, employed at CHCN 13 years


Working at CHCN, I feel surrounded by people who are dedicated to improving high quality, culturally appropriate patient care for those who need it most. From our counterparts at each of the clinics, to our leadership, it’s the people that make the organization strong and successful.
– Molly Hart, employed at CHCN 5 years

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