Chapa-De Indian Health Recognized for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion by the Sacramento Business Journal

We are proud to announce that Chapa-De Indian Health was recognized by the Sacramento Business Journal as an honoree for the 2024 Champions for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Awards. This award comes as we celebrate our 50th anniversary as a non-profit organization. In 1974, we were established in Auburn after a study found higher incidences of health needs amongst local American Indians compared to other populations in our area. Now 50 years later, we are still working hard to ensure underserved populations have access to quality healthcare services.

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Champions for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards: Chapa-De Indian Health

By Sam Boykin

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Chapa-De Indian Health was founded in 1974 in response to alarming health and wellness inequities among Native Americans compared to other California residents.

Studies indicated higher incidences of diabetes, depression and substance abuse among Native American populations, along with higher rates of infant mortality and shorter overall life expectancy rates. The Auburn-based nonprofit was created to address these troubling trends and provide Native Americans with better access to health care services.

“DEI is baked into our culture,” said Lisa Davies, who started with the organization in 2002 as compliance director and was named CEO in 2010. “We’re focused on community wellness and having an employee population that reflects the community.”

With health centers in Auburn and Grass Valley, Chapa-De offers a host of services, including adult and pediatric primary medical care, nutrition and health education, prenatal care, dental care and mental health counseling. The nonprofit serves approximately 20,000 patients, including about 6,000 Native Americans and Alaska Natives. The nonprofit also offers services to all low-income individuals and families, including many residents with Medi-Cal or who are uninsured.

“Chapa-De Indian Health has been a valuable partner in assuring that all Placer residents have access to safe, quality and culturally competent health services,” said Dr. Robert Oldham, Placer County’s director of Health and Human Services. “It has also served as a trusted source of health information and an advocate for some of our most vulnerable residents. Amidst evolutions with Medi-Cal eligibility and enrollment policies over the past several years, they’ve been a steadfast and supportive resource.”

Chapa-De, which has about 300 employees, is governed by a Native American Board of Directors. The board includes members of the United Auburn Indian Community, which is Chapa-De’s supporting tribe. Under UAIC’s authority, Chapa-De contracts with Indian Health Services to provide services and medications to its patients…[READ MORE]

Thank you to the Sacramento Business Journal for this recognition and thank you to our team members who dedicate every day to providing access to quality care to our community. Click the button below to learn more about us and our mission.

Chapa-De Indian Health Auburn Grass Valley | Medical Clinic


Chapa-De provides medical care, dental care, optometry, behavioral health, pharmacy services and much more.

Serving all American Indian, Low Income and Limited Income Community Members