SANTA CLARA VALLEY: Health Trust Awards Projects for Underserved
The Health Trust announced Monday the recipients of its $3.7 million community initiative to improve health care for Santa Clara Valley's medically underserved residents. In addition to improving disease management and prevention, the trust aims to foster a collaborative attitude between public and not-for-profit hospitals and community-based organizations. The 14 projects funded by the Health Partnership Grants include:
- "The First Step Early Intervention Project," which provides speech, language and hearing screenings to pre-school age children through a collaborative effort by the Via Rehabilitation Services and El Camino Hospital.
- "The Intensive Family Home Visiting Program," directed by the Santa Clara Valley Public Health Department and the Valley Medical Center, which will provide health and assessment services to low-income, uninsured women and their infants.
- "The Gabriela Paster Program," which offsets the cost for low-income women under age 40 to receive breast cancer screenings.
- An initiative to provide culturally relevant mental health services to uninsured Latinas.
- An expanded immunization program for low-income families (Health Trust release, 6/5).