Healthcare Foundation
Welcome, Darnell Bowen!

Welcome, Darnell Bowen!

We are delighted to welcome Darnell Bowen to our Board of Directors. Darnell is the co-founder (with his wife Alma Bowen) of Nuestra Comunidad, the northern Sonoma County nonprofit dedicated to improving health, safety, and well-being for all through programs that foster a culture of preparedness and promote a high […]

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Cloverdale Community Wellness Center Update

Cloverdale Community Wellness Center Update

Cloverdale Begins Public Meetings to Explore and Shape Possibilities for Nuestra Comunidad Sana In March of this year, the Healthcare Foundation secured funding from the North Sonoma County Healthcare District to conduct community-led research into the potential and parameters for a community wellness center (CWC) in Cloverdale. The effort, which […]

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Thank You, John Jordan Foundation! Grants for Bilingual Mental Health Professionals

Thank You, John Jordan Foundation! Grants for Bilingual Mental Health Professionals

We are pleased and grateful to acknowledge two recent grants funded by the John Jordan Foundation to support newly practicing clinicians from our Mental Health Talent Pipeline. Strengthening the Mental Health Talent Pipeline (MHTP)—which provides full scholarships to local bilingual and bicultural graduate students in counseling psychology—and increasing the number […]

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A Night of Love for Northern Sonoma County

A Night of Love for Northern Sonoma County

Noche de Amor lived up to its name! We sold every ticket to the July 9 event, raised critical funds to further health and well-being in our communities, and celebrated our collective accomplishments and power while hearing from the diverse voices of established and emerging community leaders—all amid the lush […]

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A Foundation of Love

A Foundation of Love

Dear Friends, On Saturday, July 9, we celebrated our collective accomplishments and raised funds in support of the health and well-being of our region. Noche de Amor, set this year in the beautiful open courtyard of Healdsburg’s Bacchus Landing, generated just over $350,000 for our Mental Health Talent Pipeline and […]

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Community Partner Spotlight: Daniela Domínguez of On the Margins

Community Partner Spotlight: Daniela Domínguez of On the Margins

Daniela Domínguez has been collaborating with the Healthcare Foundation in several capacities. As an assistant professor in the counseling psychology department at USF and the coordinator of its Marriage and Family Therapy program, Daniela has been instrumental in supporting the Healthcare Foundation’s Mental Health Talent Pipeline program, which grants scholarships […]

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Hearing from a Promotora de Salud / Community Health Worker

Hearing from a Promotora de Salud / Community Health Worker

Obelia Martinez is a promotora de salud (community health worker) serving Spanish-speaking communities in northern Sonoma County. A promotora is a bilingual and bicultural public health worker who acts as a trusted health messenger and navigator for members of their community. Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, promotores have […]

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A Foundation of Community

A Foundation of Community

Dear Friends, Three years before joining the Healthcare Foundation Board in January, I was fortunate to receive a scholarship to support my graduate studies in Counseling Psychology: Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of San Francisco as part of the Foundation’s Mental Health Talent Pipeline (MHTP). On May 19, […]

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Healthcare Foundation Hosts Annual Fundraiser, July 9, 2022

Healthcare Foundation Hosts Annual Fundraiser, July 9, 2022

HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION NORTHERN SONOMA COUNTY HOSTS ANNUAL FUNDRAISER, JULY 9, 2022 Healdsburg, CA — The Healthcare Foundation Northern Sonoma County will host its annual celebration and fundraiser, this year titled NOCHE DE AMOR, in support of its granting and programming designed to eliminate health inequities in northern Sonoma County. NOCHE […]

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Saluting our Webmaster Extraordinaire, Joel Lewis

Saluting our Webmaster Extraordinaire, Joel Lewis

Joel Lewis initially came to the Healthcare Foundation in a temporary role in 2015 to help with online and in-person support of our Wine Women & Shoes fundraiser, but our executive director was so impressed with his work that she offered him a permanent position. In 2019, Joel became the […]

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