Our Partners


MIMS partners with the following organizations in the Bay Area to execute our work.


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Alameda County Health Pipeline Partnership (ACHPP)

ACHPP is a consortium is a consortium of pathway programs and organizations that aim to increase the diversity of the healthcare workforce by providing mentorship, academic enrichment, leadership development, and career exposure to disadvantaged and minority youth. The Alameda County Public Health Department has served as the facilitator of the consortium since 2007. Members comprise fifteen different organizations that provide short-term and long-term opportunities to youth in middle school through college and graduate students from underserved communities throughout Alameda County.

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Alameda Health System

 Alameda Health System (ACMC) is a major public health care provider and medical training institution recognized for its world-class patient and family centered system of care.Through a welcomed partnership between patient, family and the healthcare team, AHS provides comprehensive, high quality medical treatment, health promotion, disease prevention and health maintenance in an integrated system of hospitals, clinics, and health services. As a training institution, AHS maintains an environment that is supportive of a wide range of educational programs and activities, including education of medical students, interns, residents, continuing education for medical nursing, and other staff, along with medical research.


Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services

Our mission is to maximize the recovery, resilience and wellness of all eligible Alameda County residents who are developing or experiencing serious mental health, alcohol or drug concerns. We envision communities where all individuals and their families can successfully realize their potential and pursue their dreams, and where stigma and discrimination against those with mental health and/or alcohol and drug issues are remnants of the past. 

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Alameda County Public Health Department

The Alameda County Public Health Department has an array of programs and services designed to protect the health and safety of County residents. The backbone of Public Health includes assessments of the health status of residents, disease prevention and control, community mobilization and outreach, policy development, education, and assurance of access to quality medical and health care services.

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.The American Red Cross, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so that……all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope;…our communities are ready and prepared for disasters;

…everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products;

…all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed; and

…in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.





Bridge Clinical Research

Bridge Clinical Research is the premier clinical research organization dedicated to providing all your diversity research needs. Our team specializes in clinical research support including protocol development, minority patient recruitment, investigator training, site selection and analytics. Our mission is to increase the diversity of clinical research from both an investigator and patient perspective.






Community Health & Adolescent Mentoring Program for Success (CHAMPS) at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

 CHAMPS is the Community Health & Adolescent Mentoring Program for Success at Children’s Hospital Oakland. Formerly known as FACES for the Future, CHAMPS is a three-year internship program that introduces underrepresented minority high school students to health professions. The CHAMPS program collaborates with local high schools, health academies, colleges, universities, medical schools and residency programs. The objective of CHAMPS is to introduce underrepresented minority high school students to the health professions, assist them in getting into educational programs of their choice, and equip them with the necessary personal skills to succeed in these and other demanding pursuits.
The CHAMPS program is a three-year internship, starting 10th grade. Students receive an academic letter grade and high school credit for their participation and written work. Students receive classroom education and training relevant to the health care, academic tutoring, and college preparation activities, such as SAT preparation, personal statement writing, and financial aid workshops. Students also benefit from one-on-one case management to address students’ psychosocial needs. Each student will participate in six to eight-week clinical rotations in different hospital departments, and for senior students, paid clerkships at the hospital, community clinics, private medical offices.


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Ethnic Health Institute

The Ethnic Health Institute (EHI), a community service of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, is engaged in coordinating health education, research, health provider training, and community outreach and awareness for the entire community, with a special focus on underserved and minority populations. 

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Fast Response-School of Health Care Education 

Since 1989, Fast Response School of Health Care Education has been the Bay Area’s premier community and professional training center, offering certifications in: Clinical Medical Assistant, Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, Certified Phlebotomy Technician, Sterile Processing Technician. They also offer CEU courses in AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), AHA Healthcare Provider CPR (BLS), AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), AHA HeartSaver CPR, AHA HeartSaver First Aid, AHA HeartSaver Pediatric First Aid, ECG Technician, ECG Basic Arrhythmia Recognition, ECG Introduction to 12-Lead, Emergency Medical Patients: Assessment, Care, and Transport (EMPACT). Our mission is to create a highly stimulating and supportive learning environment which will enable our students to obtain the necessary career skills to achieve their life goals. We sincerely believe that a learning environment which is challenging, accepting, and lively inspires confidence and motivates our students to succeed. Together, we can be a driving factor in improving the quality of Health Care in our community.




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HEAL- Health Excellence & Academic Leadership

Health Excellence & Academic Leadership (HEAL) is a multifaceted youth development program designed to prepare students beginning in the eighth grade through college, for a future as a health care professional.

Beginning in 1991, originally known as the Model Neighborhood Program, HEAL recruits youth from some of the most medically underserved and ethnically diverse areas in Alameda County; including Oakland, Hayward, San Leandro, and Newark. The program operates under the Ambulatory Health Care Services at Alameda Health System, one of the nation’s most comprehensive medical networks.

HEAL provides education and psychosocial support to “at-risk” students in 15 East Bay schools. The program provides paid and unpaid internships, seminars on workforce development, public health, life coaching, and introduction to health care professions to 130-150 public school students per year. Opportunities are designed and implemented according to best practices in adolescent health and wellness, youth leadership development, link learning and career training. Students exit with career goals, certificates of completion, a network of potential supervisors in career pathways, and most importantly, self-confidence.




Highland Hospital- Emergency Department


Highland Emergency is composed 40 EM residents, 15 full time faculty and 3 administrative assistants. Our mothership is Alameda Health System – Highland Hospital (formerly Alameda County Medical Center), in inner-city Oakland. While this website provides details about the many facets of our department, there are 3 that we would like to highlight here –unique attributes that have helped us attract such great residents year after year.


Our program is located in the heart of the Bay Area, which allows our residents to live in Oakland, Berkeley, or San Francisco and enjoy all the fruits of this wonderful region of the country. We recreate on a daily basis from the pacific coast (Santa Cruz to Point Reyes) to the Sierra Nevadas (Tahoe to Yosemite).


Our group leads the nation in training and research in emergency ultrasound. We have on our faculty multiple widely recognized leaders in this field – early pioneers as well as innovators at the current cutting edge.


Most importantly, our department is like a big family. Our residents are instrumental in selecting the incoming intern class and we are a group that truly enjoys working and playing together. Highland Emergency was one of the first west coast EM programs, and was always known as a county hospital crucible that turned out emergency physicians that worked hard and could handle absolutely anything – but also played hard. As the specialty of Emergency Medicine has matured, our program has evolved along with it and has become much more academic, yet we have never lost that Highland Emergency schtick that makes us unique and is so central to our esprit de corps.









Kaiser Permanente Asian Affinity Group

Kaiser Permanente Asian Association (KPAA) promotes the development of all Asian staff, thus utilizing their unique cultural heritage to enhance Kaiser Permanente’s competitive advantage and service to the community. The mission of our various cultural associations is to provide culturally competent medical care and culturally and linguistically appropriate services to improve the health and satisfaction of Kaiser Permanente’s increasingly diverse membership; enhance the diversity, cultural competence, skill, and performance of the Kaiser Permanente workforce; and facilitate membership growth through effective market segmentation approaches that target specific population.

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Street Level Health Project

Street Level Health Project is an Oakland-based grassroots organization dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of underserved urban immigrant communities in the Bay Area. Our community center is an entry point to the health care and social service system for those most often overlooked and neglected, namely the uninsured, underinsured, and recently arrived.






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The Unity Council-Latino Boys and Men Project

The Unity Council (officially known as the Spanish Speaking Unity Council) was founded in 1964, incorporated in 1967, and received 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status in 1968. The Unity Council is a non-profit community development corporation committed to enriching the quality of life of families primarily in the Fruitvale District of Oakland. Its mission is to help families and individuals build wealth and assets through comprehensive programs of sustainable economic, social and neighborhood development.

The Latino Men and Boys Program provides comprehensive educational and academic support, mentorship, health and wellness programs, career development, and culturally based activities for young Latino males ages 6-25 years old who live in Oakland. We aim to develop a network of support for young Latinos and their families to improve and succeed in several important areas including educational engagement and attainment, employment opportunities, access to health care and healthy activities, as well as reducing violence through positive connectivity.

Since starting in 2010, we now work in 5 middle schools and high schools in Oakland: United for Success Academy middle school, ARISE High School, Skyline High School, Fremont High School, and Castlemont High School. The goal is to increase high school graduation and career options for Latinos in Oakland by connecting them to positive male role models and culturally relevant programs that improve their well-being and their opportunities to succeed.





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University of California, San Francisco-Program in Medical Education for Urban Underserved (PRIME-US)

The Program in Medical Education for the Urban Underserved (PRIME-US) was created to serve the needs of both medical students wanting to work with predominantly minority and uninsured populations and people living in urban areas with limited access to quality healthcare services.  The mission of PRIME-US is to nurture, support and equip medical students to carry out their goal of effectively providing healthcare to vulnerable urban populations.