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A Look Back at 2022

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2023 is here. As we close 2022, we would like to thank you for your commitment to the health of our community. To everyone who has participated in our programs, attended our events, and supported us this year, thank you. Continue reading to learn about all the amazing work that has been accomplished in 2022.


A total of $3.8 million was awarded in 2021-22 to 59 grantees. These grants funded a variety of programs in six different categories: behavioral health, health literacy for seniors, health literacy for youth and adults (Y&A), Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) prevention, clinical services, and Food/Nutrition. Read more by visiting*.

*If you are a local non-profit/community organization, we encourage you to register for our upcoming Grants Info Sessions. Be sure to join us for either the virtual AM or in-person PM session on Wednesday, January 11th for school-based programs and Thursday, January 12th for community programs. Learn about the SHD 2023-24 grants cycle including eligibility, how to apply and important deadlines for school-based and community programs by signing up here.

Healthy Schools Initiative

In 2021-22, the HSI program served more than 30,000 K-12 students in our eight local districts. Funding in these districts helped cover free resources for parents and community education, substance use and suicide prevention programs, and educator trainings on critical topics to support students. Alongside our HSI program, over half a million dollars ($539,000) was awarded in HSI grants to 22 non-profits helping provide a wide array of critical services in our local districts including mental health and animal-assisted support. Read more by visiting

75th anniversary

Our 75th anniversary continued into 2022. In celebration of this major milestone, we held a temporary exhibit at the San Mateo History Museum titled Sequoia Healthcare District Then & Now. The exhibit ran from April 2022 through the end of August. It walked visitors through our long-standing history with the community beginning in 1946 to the present day. SHD is proud to continue to be a key community funder, collaborator, and catalyst for local health and wellness programs and services. For more information go to

  • April 30th Speaker Panel
    • In conjunction with the museum exhibit, we held a speaker panel event on April 30th with former Sequoia Hospital CEO and former District Board member Art Faro, current Sequoia Hospital CEO Bill Graham and Sequoia Healthcare District CEO Pamela Kurtzman. Thank you to everyone who came out to hear stories of Sequoia Healthcare District and Sequoia Hospitals’ past shared history and the current and future of the healthcare district and the hospital.
  • May 21st Health Fair
    • On May 21st 2022, we held our first annual Health Fair on the Square in honor of our 75th anniversary building a healthier community. Over 300 attendees joined us for a fun-packed day filled with activities for all ages, live music from ABC7 News Anchorman’s Dan Ashley Band, over 70 local community resource booths, and so much more. Check out our Health Fair on the Square page to learn more.


We are thrilled to continue fostering partnerships with local community organizations. We would like to highlight specifically our new collaboration with American Red Cross offering Hands-only CPR and Be Ready classes to the public. Check out our Events & Resources page for upcoming classes. Additionally, our Holiday Food Grant program in partnership with Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital returned for its second year. In 2022, we awarded $90,000 to the following grantees: Karat School Project, First Step Community Services, Nuestra Casa, Friends for Youth, Upward Scholars, Redwood City School District, Ecumenical Hunger Program.

2022 has been a spectacular year thanks to the continued support of our community. Happy New Year and remember to follow us on Instagram and Facebook @shealthdistrict to stay up to date with the latest from Sequoia Healthcare District.