Investing in Our Communityâ€™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
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
*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.
• 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.