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Sequoia Healthcare District

FOR YOUR HEALTH

Announcements

2020 Annual Report

We are pleased to showcase our annual report to the public. Every district resident will be receiving a print mailer of this annual report in October. Feel free to enjoy our print copy now.

We have also listed some timely resources for our community from our community partners. We hope you take advantage of these resources.

CEO Message to the Community

Dear Sequoia Healthcare District community member,

You are at the heart of everything we care about. And our hearts are heavy as we witness the devastating effects the pandemic – and now the wildfires— have on the lives of our residents. We recognize that in this moment of collective trauma and crisis, the negative effects are compounded for those who are already vulnerable in our community—those in poverty, immigrants, the undocumented, people of color, those with disabilities, those in foster care or without safe and loving family structures.

Like you, we are holding so much in our hearts and minds:

We hold concern for those who are sick and the sorrow of those who have already lost a loved one to this virus.

We hold concern for our community members who may be housing or food insecure.

We hold concern for the older adults and those at higher risk for illness who may be isolated.

We hold concern for medical providers and front-line workers who are providing direct services to those affected.

We hold concern for children who are trying to learn online and the social-emotional toll distance learning is taking on their development.

We hold concern for the teachers and education leaders who are trying to figure out how to support children and families, and how to do so equitably.

We hold concern for the parents who need to work either at or away from home while caring for young children.

We hold concern for our non-profit partners whose many vital programs are being disrupted at a time when people need them more– all in a context of tremendous and extraordinary uncertainty.

In many ways, we are heartened by the way everyone in this community is rising to these challenges. As we hold concern for these significant issues, we want to reaffirm our commitment to you during these anxious times. We are committed to supporting essential public services every step of the way, that we help tackle the health inequities that these crises are exposing, that we work with our local health officials and policy leaders to create a community where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

As we do this, we will need to find solidarity and community in new ways. We can remain connected through our common purpose and work. Our efforts should start in our homes and communities through kindness and caring to protect each other’s health and wellbeing and take actions to social distance but not disconnect.  We demand something different and better for our community through strong investments in community health and safety. Sequoia Healthcare District remains committed to this mission especially in these times of challenge and uncertainty.

Our COVID-19 Emergency Grants Fund has already provided over $1,000,000,00 in flexible resources to community-based organizations within our region to supply essential aid to the individuals and households who are most impacted by the pandemic. Those resources currently include access to emergency food and basic supplies, mental health services, and PPE.

With gratitude,

Pamela Kurtzman
CEO, Sequoia Healthcare District

SHD Board Meetings

Both regularly scheduled and special SHD Board meetings are open to the public. Due to the Shelter-in-Place directive, board meetings will be held over Zoom. The Zoom information are posted below 72 hours in advance of the meeting and the board meeting agenda made available. The next regular board meeting will be Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 4:30. Check back below for the Zoom link. 

September 18 Special Board Meeting

Due to new regulations regarding Covid-19, this meeting will be held via teleconference (per California Executive Order N-25-20). To join the meeting please dial in from your cellphone to (669) 900 9128 and enter meeting ID: 849 6824 0260, or join from a computer to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84968240260?

Our Mission & Vision

Sequoia Healthcare District is committed to improving the health of District residents by enhancing access to care and promoting wellness through responsible stewardship of District taxpayer dollars.

Our Vision is for all District residents to experience optimal physical and mental health at every stage of life.

We pledge to return to the community 100% of the net tax revenue within three years in health-related programs and services.

Our Core Values: Sequoia CARES

Compassion

We demonstrate
care by the programs we provide and support

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Action

We act as catalysts for developing and implementing innovative and impactful programs

Respect

We give due regard for the rights of everyone and uphold the dignity all people deserve

Equity

We are committed to improving access to health and wellness services for all residents

Stewardship

We are diligent and ethical in our entrusted role with taxpayer funds 

Our Mission

Sequoia Healthcare District is committed to improving the health of District residents by enhancing access to care and promoting wellness through responsible stewardship of District taxpayer dollars.

Our Vision is to make possible for all District residents to experience optimal physical and mental health at every stage of life.

We pledge to return to the community 100% of the tax revenue in health-related programs and services.

Our Core Values

Compassion

We demonstrate
care by the programs we provide and those we support

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Action

We act as catalysts for developing and implementing innovative and impactful programs

Respect

We give due regard for the rights of everyone and uphold the dignity all people deserve

Equity

We are committed to improving access to health and wellness services for all residents

Stewardship

We are diligent and ethical in our entrusted role with taxpayer funds 

Our Annual Impact

At the Sequoia Healthcare District we value innovation and creative solutions to addressing health issues. We have demonstrated that commitment not only by financially supporting great community health projects and outstanding service providers but by also developing and managing our own signature health programs.

Residents served by our district dollars

residents receiving dental and clinical services from our partners

residents receiving food assistance

Children served by our Healthy Schools Initiave programs

Our Programs

Sequoia Healthcare District has been a leader in developing and supporting innovative health care programs for the residents of central and southern San Mateo County. Some of these programs have been developed and are managed by District staff. Other programs have been developed by our government and non–profit partners and in those cases, Sequoia Healthcare District serves as a financial sponsor and appear below as “major funding initiatives.”

Healthy Schools Initiative

Our Healthy Schools Initiative provides funding for school programs to support the health and well-being of our local school communities. 

Sequoia Strong™

Sequoia Strong™ (formerly 70 Strong) is a free, online resource guide that connects residents like you to free and low-cost activities and services in our community.  

Brain Health Classes (coming soon)

Sequoia Healthcare District will soon be offering Brain Health Classes. Stay tuned for more information! 

HeartSafe

The HeartSafe program provides CPR classes and places life-saving equipment such as AEDs and Lucas Devices in the community.

Major Funding Initiatives

Our major funding initiatives are Ravenswood Family Health Center and Samaritan House Redwood City Clinic.

Emergency Preparedness Classes

Sequoia Healthcare District has partnered with the Redwood City Fire Department to provide free Emergency Preparedness classes for District residents. Register for our upcoming class here and sign up for San Mateo County Emergency Alerts. 

Our Grants

The District’s Caring Community Grants fund the work of more than 50 nonprofits to provide various health services to more than 32,000 residents. The Healthy Schools Initiative Grants fund the work of a multitude of nonprofits to provide services to more than 28,000 students with mental health counseling, physical fitness, nutrition education, and other prevention and early intervention programs.

Caring Community Grants

Our grants fund organizations or government agencies that offer health services to our District residents.
Learn more

Healthy Schools Initiative Grants

HSI offers school-based grants (for organizations) and mini grants (for staff and students) to support health programs in school. 
Learn more

Our Grants

The District’s Caring Community Grants fund the work of more than 50 nonprofits to provide various health services to more than 32,000 residents. The Healthy Schools Initiative Grants fund the work of more than a dozen non-profits to provide services to more than 28,000 students with mental health, physical fitness and nutrition education, and other prevention and early intervention programs.

Caring Community Grants

Our grants fund organizations or government agencies that offer health services to our District residents.
Learn more

Healthy Schools Initiative Grants

HSI offers school-based grants (for organizations) and mini grants (for staff and students) to support health programs in school.
Learn more