Third Root Community Health Center: A worker-owned cooperative

December 6th, 2011

Produced by Caroline Woolard, Cheyenna Weber, and Michael Johnson of SolidarityNYC.  Photographed by Alex Mallis.  Edited by Iva Radivojevich.  Music by Michael Rosen.  Reposted from American Worker Cooperative.

Third Root Community Health Center Worker Cooperative (Portraits of the Solidarity Economy) from Alex Mallis on Vimeo.


At the Third Root Community Health Center, we strive to thrive and achieve social justice and community wellness by providing holistic, collaborative care in an accessible and sustainable manner. Our greatest intention is to watch students and patients walk out of the center with a heightened perspective regarding their own potential for good health.

We strive to be Accessible, Empowering, and Collaborative.

Accessible — We offer sliding scale fees, a staff trained in anti-oppression, and a clinic that is building bridges within a community.

Empowering — Third Root is a place where people learn to make informed choices about self-care. We offer health education workshops, herb walks, a resource library, and someone available for questions.

Collaborative — Practitioners from various modalities work together toward a client’s optimum health. We will be working with members of the local community to form a Community Advisory Board as well as help shape workshops on health and well-being that reflect the community’s needs.