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Investing in Our Community’s Health Annual Report 2019


Our Mission is to improve the health of District

residents by enhancing access to care and promoting wellness through responsible stewardship of District taxpayer dollars. Image: Redwood City School District Youth

dear neighbors, Our goal is for all District residents to benefit from our investments either directly or indirectly by way of support for themselves, their loved ones, friends, and neighbors. We know that health is about more than what happens at the doctor’s office. It’s about our surroundings, what is available to us in our communities, and the quality of our schools. In addition to offering our own signature programs, we partner with high-quality service providers including community clinics, non-profits, school districts, and other government agencies to provide innovative, quality health services. Our flexible approach to addressing our community’s health needs allowed us to expand our oral and mental health service investments this year and to launch our new Sequoia Strong™ program (formerly 70 Strong) that connects residents of all ages to local services that are available at little or no cost. I invite you to learn more about your healthcare district at seqhd.org. In good health, Pamela Kurtzman, CEO

sequoia Healthcare district


is a public agency that is governed by a locally-elected Board of Directors that ensure your tax dollars are invested prudently to support the health of District residents.

• Pamela Kurtzman, MPH, CEO • Karen Li, MD, Director of School Health • Jenny Bratton, MA, Program & Grants Manager • Cat Bottini, MPH, Program Manager • Heidi Stamper, BA, Administrative Assistant

the district includes Atherton, Belmont, Portola Valley, Redwood City, Redwood Shores, San Carlos, Woodside, Menlo Park, and parts of Foster City.

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

board • Kimberly Griffin, RN, President • Jerry Shefren, MD, Vice President • Arthur J. Faro, MBA, Secretary • Kathleen M. Kane, BS, Director • Aaron Nayfack, MD, MPH, Director

What we do

Fund Quality Health Services & Programs

Develop Innovative Health Programs

Uphold Accountability and Transparency

Eliminate Barriers to Accessing Services

Connect Residents to Services

100’s of community members learn CPR each year. Sign up to learn how to save a life at seqhd.org. In addition to CPR classes, the Healthcare District has placed over 350 lifesaving defibrillators in local public spaces and law enforcement vehicles to save lives in the event of a cardiac arrest.

healthy schools initiative provides school-based health programs to 28,000 students each year across 8 school districts.

Funds over 60 staff including wellness coordinators, school nurses, and counselors

Provides parent education to over 6,000 parents

Funds non-profits that support school health

Trains school staff to support student emotional health

Community Giving

major funding initiatives

We invest in our local non-profits that offer a variety of health and wellness programs, benefitting thousands of residents of all ages. Visit seqhd.org to learn about our current grantees.

We fund medical and dental care by supporting Ravenswood Family Health Center, Samaritan House, San Mateo County Dental Clinic, and Sonrisas Dental Clinic.

community health investment 2018-19

Income: $15.3M

expenses: $11.9M

*Fiscal Year: July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019 18%

82% Tax Revenue

Rental, Investment, Interest, and Pension



72% Community Health

Program Operations Building and Capital Improvements, Pension

Please visit seqhd.org for a description of our full range of programs and financials.


Local Residential Customer

525 Veterans Blvd Redwood City, CA 94063 (650) 421-2155

We’ve grown stronger! sequoiastrong.org Sequoia Strong™ (formerly 70 Strong), is your FREE personal resource guide to healthy living for ALL ages.

sequoia strong

• All activities & services are personally recommended for District residents. • Most resources are FREE or low cost. • Stay up to date on community events, and the hottest health blog in the District!


Our Core Values: Sequoia CARES Compassion We demonstrate care with the programs we provide and those we support.

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

Respect We give due regard to the rights of everyone and uphold the dignity that 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.

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