Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Announces $1 Million Grant for Children’s Health Programs
Officials at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto have announced that the facility would provide $1 million in direct grants to children's health programs in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, the San Jose Mercury News reports. The donation marks the first direct grant to community organizations by Packard, which typically donates medical care and services to community groups. Part of the grants will be used to enroll 200 Santa Clara and San Mateo county children in Healthy Kids, a county children's health insurance program, and some money will go to Mayview Community Health Center clinics in Palo Alto and Mountain View. In addition, Ravenswood Family Health Center will use funds from the grant to add a pediatrician, pediatric social worker and physician specializing in care of adolescents to its staff over the next three years. "This investment reflects our commitment to ensuring that high-quality health care remains available to underserved residents in our community," Candace Roney, Packard's community services director, said (Wykes, San Jose Mercury News, 2/10).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.