Healthcare Foundation
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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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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Believe in Resilience

Believe in Resilience

Dear Supporters,
If you attended our Health, Well-Being and What’s Next online conversation last week, you heard infectious disease expert Dr. Gary Greene share that we’re in the middle stage of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the initial panic has eased off with more access

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Kim Bender’s Announcement of $35,000 in Emergency COVID-19 Funding

Kim Bender’s Announcement of $35,000 in Emergency COVID-19 Funding

Dear Healthcare Foundation Supporters, Thanks to the generosity of this community, the Healthcare Foundation will be giving $35,000 in emergency grants to organizations providing frontline healthcare during the COVID-19 crisis. With the support of the $20,000 matching grant from Mark Freed of Talon Creek Foundation, we launched the Emergency Healthcare […]

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A Message from our Executive Director re: COVID-19 Emergency Response

A Message from our Executive Director re: COVID-19 Emergency Response

Dear Friends, On my first day as executive director of the Healthcare Foundation, I heard from many of you who want to help with our local response to the global coronavirus pandemic. The Healthcare Foundation is in a unique position to support our community during this unprecedented challenge as the […]

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Healdsburg District Hospital Needs Your Help!

Healdsburg District Hospital Needs Your Help!

Please Donate Your Unused N95 Masks, Masks with Face Shields, Goggles, and Hand Sanitizer.
First of all, heartfelt greetings to you all as we struggle to cope with the coronavirus and its impact on our families, communities, and the world at large.
But for now, we’re reaching out with one

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