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Peninsula Health Care District Establishes COVID-19 Relief Fund

Peninsula Health Care District Establishes COVID-19 Relief Fund $600,000 fund will go towards supporting direct service providers in San Mateo County Burlingame, Calif., (April 24, 2020) – Last night, the Peninsula Health Care District Board of Trustees (District) voted to allocate $600,000 towards the establishment of a COVID-19 Relief Fund. In order to be eligible for the one time grant of up to $50,000, non-profit health and human services providers must serve residents within the Peninsula Health Care District boundaries. Recognizing the gravity of the moment, the District has been working swiftly to provide support to local direct service providers. >Read More 

San Mateo County Lauds PHCD for $3M Donation to Covid-19 Response

County Lauds Peninsula Health Care District for $3M Donation to COVID-19 Response Generous commitment will help fund protective equipment, other critical needs Redwood City, Calif. – San Mateo County supervisors today thanked the generous residents and organizations donating to the local COVID-19 response and highlighted Peninsula Health Care District committing up to $3 million to fund protective equipment and other critical needs. “In these really uncertain times, organizations like Peninsula Health Care District that step up and respond to the community are key to our ability to persevere and come out stronger. We at the County just can’t thank them enough. That money will be put to good use, helping people avoid contracting the virus and helping those who already have it,” said Supervisor Carole Groom who, along with Supervisor Dave Pine, sits on the Board of Supervisors’ Ad Hoc Committee on COVID-19. >Read More

PHCD Approves 3-year Funding Extension of Sonrisas Dental Health

Peninsula Health Care District Approves Three-Year Funding Extension of Sonrisas Dental Health Agreement provides dental clinic with $2.7 million over three years Burlingame, Calif., (May 20, 2020) – Last month, the Peninsula Health Care District, unanimously approved a three-year extension of their current agreement with Sonrisas Dental Health. The agreement would provide Sonrisas with $2.7 million of funding over three years. Focused on providing dental services to San Mateo County’s most vulnerable, Sonrisas Dental Health is a non-profit dental clinic that opens access to care for thousands of residents previously blocked from basic oral health services. “Sonrisas’ mission of providing dental care to San Mateo County’s most vulnerable is aligned with our district’s mission of achieving optimal health through prevention,” said Lawrence Cappel, PhD, Board Chair of Peninsula Health Care District. “Through our investment, we are seeking to strengthen Sonrisas’ long-term position to allow them the space to continue supporting our community.” >Read More