We believe that "Social Justice is the foundation of community health". Common Ground Health Clinic is a nationally reclaimed patient-centered medical home, located in a historic Algiers, New Orleans corner grocery store. The committment of CGHC is to help meet the primary needs of the uninsured or the under insured.
Alex Tilling, Sondia Sullen, Max Camp,
Cory Vidal, Magon Jackson, Hazel Smith,
Alina Lopez, Jesse Morrell, Jon Coleman,
Nikia Spots White
The Common Ground Health Clinic started on September 9 , 2005 just days after hurricane Katrina
devastated the Gulf Coast. Due to the humanitarian disaster and apparent lack of governmental response, two community
activists, Sharon Johnson and Malik Rahim put out a call for healthcare workers to help meet the overwhelming need.
The clinic started as a first aid station with the arrival of “Street Medics”, which are first responders that
gained notoriety through mass mobilizations of the anti-globalization movement. The clinic was originally
set up in a mosque, with space being generously donated by the Masjid Bilal.
Nurses, physicians, herbalists, acupunturists, EMTs social workers and community activists came from around the world to volunteer at Common Ground Health Clinic. Since its inception, the clinic has served more than 60,000 patient visits - all at no charge to the patient.