Healthcare Foundation
Press Democrat – Healdsburg Nonprofit Doubles Down on Health Equity

Press Democrat – Healdsburg Nonprofit Doubles Down on Health Equity

by MATT VILLANO
FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT
June 26, 2021
Vaccination clinics. Mental health awareness. Care for the unhoused. Grants for grassroots groups.
In Healdsburg, one nonprofit has spent the better part of the COVID‐19 pandemic managing all these important programs.
The nonprofit, the 20‐year‐old Healthcare Foundation of Northern Sonoma

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Local Legend Josh Jones and Band are On-Board for a Gala to Remember

Local Legend Josh Jones and Band are On-Board for a Gala to Remember

Like live music and dancing? You’re gonna love your time at the Healthcare Foundation’s upcoming “Celebrate our Future” gala on August 28. Our outstanding musical host for the night, the Josh Jones Latin Jazz Ensemble, is an amalgamation of some of the best jazz and salsa players in the entire […]

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Strategic Planning in Times of Crisis

Strategic Planning in Times of Crisis

A Perspective from Board of Directors Vice Chair Peter McAweeney When I first joined the board of the Healthcare Foundation, we had just completed a strategic planning process that guided the organization on a new path focused on three vital areas: health access, mental health, and early childhood development. Just […]

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Spotlight: Mental Health Talent Grantee Eloísa Ruano González

Spotlight: Mental Health Talent Grantee Eloísa Ruano González

Eloísa Ruano González knows firsthand the strength and resilience of her Latinx community. She also knows the challenges facing immigrants and their families, and the toll these can take on the wellbeing of an individual, a family and a community. “My parents were both immigrants,” shares Eloísa. “I grew up […]

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Celebrate New Beginnings

Celebrate New Beginnings

Dear Friends, This month, I join you in collectively celebrating in-person gatherings with friends, family, neighbors—and even strangers. It’s novel and marvelous to be shaking hands and hugging once more. We cannot wait to gather together at our 20th Anniversary gala, CELEBRATE OUR FUTURE, where the Josh Jones Latin Jazz […]

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New $15,000 Grant to SRJC HOPE Program

New $15,000 Grant to SRJC HOPE Program

HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION AND MEDTRONIC AWARD $15,000 GRANT TO BOOST LOCAL
HEALTHCARE WORKER PIPELINE
Money will create 15-30 scholarships at local junior college
June 15, 2021 – The Healthcare Foundation Northern Sonoma County (HCF) has awarded a $15,000 grant to support an innovative program at a local college designed to train

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Partner Spotlight: Daisy Cardenas

Partner Spotlight: Daisy Cardenas

Few in the northern Sonoma County community have fought harder than Daisy Cardenas for equal representation and equal access to healthcare across ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds. Though she is just 26, Cardenas has quite a resume, and her voice has emerged as one of the most powerful in our community […]

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Good News About the Change in the Public Charge Rule

Good News About the Change in the Public Charge Rule

When Diana, an agricultural worker who lives in Healdsburg, learned she was pregnant, fear and anxiety about the impacts of the 2019 Public Charge rule on her immigration status prevented her from obtaining vital prenatal services for the first six months. At our recent community listening session, Sue Labbe, Chief […]

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Celebrate Community Voices

Celebrate Community Voices

Dear Friends, Today we cautiously celebrate California opening up! As of today, 71% of Sonoma County residents ages 12 and older have received at least one shot, and 63% are fully vaccinated. The good news from the County is that if you are fully vaccinated, “you are golden.” Hospitals report […]

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Board Spotlights: Mental Health Warriors

Board Spotlights: Mental Health Warriors

As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, we are featuring two of the Healthcare Foundation’s Board members who are providing mental health services to the community: Danielle Restieaux and Michael Valdovinos. Danielle Restieaux Danielle splits her time between family mediation and social work on behalf of Sonoma County. While the […]

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