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Sequoia Healthcare District

FOR YOUR HEALTH

Sequoia Healthcare District

FOR YOUR HEALTH

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

Z

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

Announcements

Sequoia Healthcare District welcomes our newest Board Member, Rafael Avendaño Diaz

The Sequoia Healthcare District Board of Directors named its newest member Wednesday January 15, 2020 to replace the retiring Kathleen Kane with the founding director of programs for the Siena Youth Center, Rafael Avendaño Diaz. Diaz brings 15 years of experience providing healthy, engaging programs for hundreds of youth and families. Read the full article here.

Upcoming Meetings

We invite you to attend our public Board of Directors meetings. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every other month at 4:30pm (unless otherwise noted), at 525 Veterans Blvd, Redwood City. Our upcoming meetings are:

  • January 29, 2020
  • April 1, 2020
  • June 3, 2020
  • August 5, 2020
  • October 7, 2020
  • December 2, 2020