Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Shadowbrook Restaurant, 750 Wharf Road in Capitola.
30% of sales on Tuesday, April 9th go to Healthy Kids! All you have to do is mention that you are dining for Healthy Kids. Reservations are recommended.New Leaf Markets Community Day
Thursday, May 30, 2013 at New Leaf Market, 1134 Pacific Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz.
5% of all sales on Thursday, May 30th at the Pacific Avenue New Leaf in downtown Santa Cruz will go to Healthy Kids! All you have to do is shop at the Pacific Avenue New Leaf.
Stop by to learn more about the Healthy Kids program! Healthy Kids program staff will be hosting an informational booth throughout the day.
On May 8, 2011, the California Children's Health Initiatives (CCHI) recognized The Palo Alto Medical Foundation-Santa Cruz Region and Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center in Santa Cruz as Champions for Children 2011. CCHI is the statewide organization of Healthy Kids programs working to ensure access to care for California children and their families.
Santa Cruz PAMF and Sutter have distinguished themselves by the enormous investment they've made in covering local children. Since 2003, when these organizations began sponsoring the costs of premiums for the Healthy Families program, to today when they are a cornerstone funder of the Healthy Kids program, PAMF/Sutter has invested over $1.4 million dollars to ensure access to care for all Santa Cruz County children. This leadership donation has helped Healthy Kids of Santa Cruz County cover over 23,000 children since we launched in 2004.
Special thanks go to Dr. Larry deGhetaldi, whose leadership has ensured such generous support. Larry consistently advocates for Healthy Kids in policy forums and through meetings with state and federal legislators regarding health care reform, pointing to the program as a model for how to improve health and reduce costs. From the PAMF physicians' annual golf tournament, to advocacy within the wider PAMF network, Larry has been an unflagging supporter.
Such generosity is driven by Larry's belief that all children - regardless of circumstance - deserve access to health care so they can learn, grow, and thrive, and so his organization must share this award with him, another true Champion for Children.
Hereís an update about our program:
Healthy Kids today. There are currently about 1,260 children enrolled in Healthy Kids. We are open to new enrollment for children age 5 and under, but unfortunately, enrollment is frozen for 6-18 year olds at this time. In addition, we continue to enroll all eligible children into Medi-Cal and Healthy Families programs (over 6,500 kids last year).
You can help. Healthy Kids is sustained by local donations. For just $85 you can provide access to comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and mental health services for one local child for a month. For $1,020 you can insure a child for a year.
Any amount will help. To give to Healthy Kids, please give on-line to Healthy Kids of Santa Cruz County Insurance Fund.
Healthy Kids is our communityís local brand of health care reform. With your help, we can continue to ensure that Santa Cruz County children enjoy the healthiest possible start in life!
With thanks, from the Healthy Kids Fundraising Committee:
Martina OíSullivan, Chair, Dominican Hospital
Christina Cuevas, Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County
Mary Lou Goeke, United Way of Santa Cruz County
Robin Larsen, Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County
Raquel Ramirez Ruiz, Pajaro Valley Community Health Trust
It's easy to qualify. Please call 831-763-8568 or 454-2515 or visit one of our Enrollment Assistance Locations to find the most convenient location and time for enrollment assistance.
Children are eligible if they:
Santa Cruz County's Healthy Kids coalition is led by 9 leading health care organizations and community volunteers.
Many thanks to Our Donors for their support!
Without their support, the Healthy Kids Program would not exist.
If you'd like to support Healthy Kids, you can donate online to the Healthy Kids of Santa Cruz County Insurance Fund at The Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County
Rosa and Galdino
Rosa and Galdino Hernandez and their three children, ages 7, 10 and 13, were dropped from Healthy Families when income from the familyís jewelry business exceeded the programís eligibility requirements... More
Stacie and Logan
Stacie, 28, works as a manager for a locally owned restaurant. She is a single mom to six year old Logan... ďAt a two year check up, I took Logan to the doctor and found out he had two ear infections - one in each ear. I didnít even know!Ē she exclaimed... More
Katy and Ayden
Katy Boriack, 28, isnít one to complain, and considers herself lucky. She has a good job with a locally-owned company in Santa Cruz... Thanks to Healthy Kids Santa Cruz County, two-year old Ayden receives regular care from a local dentist and pediatrician... More
You can contribute to the Healthy Kids program by donating to the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County. The Community Foundation has set up a Healthy Kids fund and acts as the fiscal sponsor for our program.
Checks should be mailed to:
The Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County
c/o Healthy Kids Fund
7807 Soquel Drive
Aptos, CA 95003
Or you can donate online to:
the Healthy Kids of Santa Cruz County Insurance Fund at The Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County
Sponsors of 200 Kids ($204,000+)
Sponsors of 100 Kids ($102,000+)
Sponsors of 40 Kids ($40,800+)