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2021 Spirit of Wetzel Award: Montserrat Archila

2021 Spirit of Wetzel Award: Montserrat Archila

With the annual Wetzel Awards, the Healthcare Foundation is proud to highlight individuals who demonstrate a commitment to improving health and health equity in our community. We are thrilled to announce that this year’s Spirit of Wetzel Award recipient is Montserrat Archila, a brilliant and deeply devoted member of our […]

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2021 Wetzel Community Leadership Award: Edgar and Judy Deas and Family

2021 Wetzel Community Leadership Award: Edgar and Judy Deas and Family

  Each year, the Healthcare Foundation presents the Wetzel Awards to highlight individuals who demonstrate a commitment to improving health and health equity in our community. We could not be prouder to present this year’s Wetzel Community Leadership Award to Edgar and Judy Deas, and the Deas family, who through […]

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Celebrate Extended Family

Celebrate Extended Family

Dear Friends, With the year nearing its close and the holidays on our doorstep, we’re naturally drawn to looking back and taking stock of what 2021 has meant, while considering what lies ahead. This annual exercise in reflection is typical, even if 2021 itself was anything but—and these circumstances inevitably […]

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Meet Bianca Pulido, Mental Health Talent Pipeline Scholarship Awardee

Meet Bianca Pulido, Mental Health Talent Pipeline Scholarship Awardee

In the aftermath of the 2017 Tubbs Fire, Bianca Pulido applied for a job as a bilingual counselor for the California HOPE crisis counseling program, a state-funded initiative to support the emotional recovery of disaster survivors. In her role, which included helping to connect community members to therapeutic resources, she […]

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Celebrating Our Healthcare Heroes

Celebrating Our Healthcare Heroes

A Conversation with Former Board Chair Mary Ellen Smith Healthcare Foundation has its origins in 2001 when a group of community members rallied together to save their local hospital. Among them were Dick and Mary Ellen Smith—originally a New Yorker and an Angeleno, respectively, who permanently relocated from San Francisco […]

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Celebrate New Directions

Celebrate New Directions

Dear Friends, The love and respect we at Healthcare Foundation have for our Latinx community is deeply interwoven into all we do, all year long. As we acknowledge Latinx Heritage Month (Sep 15 – Oct 15), we take great pleasure in the opportunity to celebrate and give thanks for our […]

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A Shot in the Arm

A Shot in the Arm

New Grants Supporting the Grassroots Vaccination Effort in Sonoma County We are excited to announce that the Healthcare Foundation in partnership with Partnership HealthPlan of California (PHC) will be distributing a total of $354,000 to support vaccination efforts in northern Sonoma County. The PHC grant, secured in September and managed […]

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Bridging the Gap in Bilingual/Bicultural Mental Health Services

Bridging the Gap in Bilingual/Bicultural Mental Health Services

A Conversation with Mental Health Talent Pipeline Scholarship Awardee Cesia Jovel Cesia Jovel is in her third year in University of San Francisco’s masters program in counseling psychology. As a bilingual and bicultural resident of Sonoma County who is pursuing a career in mental health, with the intention of serving […]

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Introducing Healthcare Foundation’s New Strategic Plan

Introducing Healthcare Foundation’s New Strategic Plan

By Jean Lalla Chair of Strategic Planning Committee Since the beginning of the ’20s decade, we’ve been inundated with change and turmoil – COVID, social injustice, and political disruptions have fundamentally changed how we live our lives. Although change can be hard, it does allow for us to reflect, review, […]

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