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How Education Changed My Life and My Perspective

How Education Changed My Life and My Perspective

By Denny Martin, Board of Directors I was a late bloomer when it came to education, beginning at the local community college in San Diego in my mid-twenties, becoming an RN at 30 and getting my Masters in Public Health at 40. The world of education opened my eyes to […]

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Believe in the Power of Education

Believe in the Power of Education

Dear Friends, Access to knowledge, according to A Portrait of Sonoma County, the Human Development Report commissioned by the Sonoma County Department of Health Services, “is a critical determinant of long term well-being and is essential to self-determination, self-sufficiency, and the real freedom a person has to decide what to […]

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All-Hazards and Fireline Safety Awareness Courses in July

All-Hazards and Fireline Safety Awareness Courses in July

Friday, July 3, 2020 and Sunday, July 12, 2020
Online via Zoom | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
HALTER Project is sponsoring a FREE course to teach you how to recognize hazards in disaster situations such as wildfires, floods, landslides, and earthquakes. Join for in-depth discussion of power line safety,

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Mental Health Talent Pipeline Profile: Luigi Valencia

Mental Health Talent Pipeline Profile: Luigi Valencia

When Mental Health Talent Pipeline scholarship recipient Luigi Valencia was growing up the son of immigrants in an economically disadvantaged neighborhood in Sonoma County, he witnessed many people he knew experiencing negative encounters with the police. But he also noticed that many of those people were hurting in different ways: […]

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Believe in Collaboration

Believe in Collaboration

Dear Friends, The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and deepened existing inequalities in our communities. As we fight the issue of disparate healthcare access and outcomes close to home, we must also acknowledge that BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People Of Color) are fighting for their lives on many fronts, including against […]

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Meet the Participants in our Mental Health Talent Pipeline Project

Meet the Participants in our Mental Health Talent Pipeline Project

In 2016, we learned about our region’s critical shortage of bilingual/bicultural mental health professionals, and the challenges our Latinx neighbors have in accessing therapy. With the support of our visionary donors, we launched the Mental Health Talent Pipeline Project to provide scholarships to bilingual/bicultural students in approved master’s level programs, […]

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Change Happens at the Speed of Trust

Change Happens at the Speed of Trust

Dear Friends, I am reaching out on behalf of the Healthcare Foundation to acknowledge this unique and wrenching moment in American history. We are all feeling tremendous pain and anxiety related to the racial injustice and struggle for equality that has plagued our country since its beginning. What is happening […]

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You Need an Advance Healthcare Directive Today!

You Need an Advance Healthcare Directive Today!

By Danielle Restieaux, Esq., MSW, ASW In these strange times of social distancing, face mask shortages and overwhelmed hospitals, it seems like we’re surrounded by illness and demise. For many, death is a depressing topic that should be avoided at all costs. We stick our fingers in our ears, put […]

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Alliance Pivots to Telemedicine

Alliance Pivots to Telemedicine

As we all work to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by staying home and limiting in-person interaction, our community health clinics like Alliance Medical Center are having to rethink the way they take care of their patients. The first week of the Shelter in Place order, Alliance Medical Center’s behavioral […]

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