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Santa Clara Family Health Foundation, Inc.

Rating: 4.47 stars   17 reviews 1,383

Address:

210 E Hacienda Ave Campbell CA 95008 USA

Mission:

SCFHF’s mission is to promote access to affordable, high quality health care through resource development and outreach on behalf of the underserved members of our community. SCFHF’s focus is on raising funds to support the Healthy Kids program and the Children’s Health Initiative in Santa Clara County. The Children’s Health Initiative (CHI) is a county-wide, community-based effort to ensure that all children in the county whose parents have an income at or below 300% of the federal poverty level have health coverage. The Children’s Health Initiative includes two main elements: 1) an aggressive community outreach effort to identify uninsured children and assist their parents in applying for appropriate health coverage (Medi-Cal, Healthy Families, or Healthy Kids), and 2) the Healthy Kids program, a health coverage option available for uninsured children who do not qualify for state-subsidized health coverage. Before the start of Healthy Kids, one out of every eight children in Santa Clara County was without health coverage. Presently, there are fewer than 3% of children in Santa Clara County without regular health care support as a result of CHI and the Healthy Kids program.

Geographic areas served:

Santa Clara County

Programs:

Healthy Kids- medical, dental, vision and mental health coverage for children (currently over 11,000) in families who could otherwise not afford insurance for their children. Children's Health Initiative (a collaboration of multiple key agencies within the county)- conducts outreach to enroll children in programs in which they are eligible i.e. Medical, Healthy Families and Healthy Kids (funded by non federal and state funds), so that they will have regular care by their own doctor. Healthy Kids Collaboration- the Foundation acts a resource for other counties establishing similar programs providing them with information needed re: number of uninsured, establishing community partnerships, finding funding, etc.

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Reviews for Santa Clara Family Health Foundation, Inc.

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 1 stars  

This organization takes credit for the work performed by the similarly named Santa Clara Family Health Plan, but much of the funds it has raised are actually spent on non-health related purposes, such as a the $250,000 it contributed to the Measure A sales tax increase campaign, the salary it paid to its CEO while she ran for political office and the 2013 lawsuit it undertook to prevent public scrutiny of foundation activities (it lost, and had to pay opponents’ legal fees). Executive Director also sought a CALPers pension by claiming to be a government employee, which was denied, as shown in the attached videos.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I want to thank you again for referring my son David to Dr. Holt. He was seen today and was diagnosed with a stigmatism. He will need glasses so I ordered them. If it wasn't for you and your organization going to the schools and screening the children I would have never known that he had a stigmatism. Dr. Holt told me that many young children like mine used to go for years with vision problems that were undetected. Before you and your organization, he didn't see children under 5 years of age. But now he does and is able to help them. He too is grateful to you and told me so. Think of all the children who have been helped by your children. Without this type of screening problem, they would be missed and have vision problems that could lead to poor performance in school. I am so grateful to you. Please know how much I appreciate everything that you do. I know this will make a difference in my son's life. He will be able to learn better and have good self-esteem. Thank for making this happen.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

We owe so much to The Healthier Kids Foundation. Had they not come to my son's preschool and screened his eyes, he would be legally blind in his Right Eye Today. Brandon is a typical boy that loves to build and play. After he started wearing his glasses, he was a New Boy! His Teachers saw a difference in him. He was more interactive, participated more in crafts and such. I Pray that HKF are able to help 100% of children across the board one day. This screening and Dr. Pokorny at Kaiser Santa Teresa verifying their findings of Astigmatism and Anasomatropia, getting him in glasses to reverse this in time, there are not enough Hugs, Kisses and words. His eyes are 100% reversed with perfect vision. Had Kaiser had this screening machine during his check-ups it would've been caught sooner. I'm over the Moon that it was caught and he's back on track now. It makes me sad for the children that are behind because of something so simple.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked with the Healthier Kids Foundation for several years as a corporate funder and personal donor supporting the great programs and services they provide the kids in our community.I have also seen the impact of their work when a family member received their expert assistance when seeking health coverage for their kids.

One of the things I appreciate about HKF is their innovative approach to providing important care for kids who wouldn’t have access to otherwise. The Vision First program which uses a high-tech digital optic scan camera to detect vision problems in kids as young as 6 months is just one example of their efforts to provide important and innovative diagnostics and care to all kids in our community.

It has been proven that a child’s health and well-being has a direct impact on their success in school. HKF makes sure all kids have access to the medical and dental care they need to be and stay healthier.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have donated to and partnered with Healthier Kids Foundation. In years past they were tireless in their efforts to make sure all kids in Santa Clara County had access to health care, and now are equally motivated to ensure all kids have access to quality vision, dental and hearing care. I have donated to the organization over several years and would urge others to do so also. They are a well-run organization with a strong board and staff and play an important role in the community.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a regular donor to this agency for years. I give because I believe in the mission, the organization and the leadership.

 
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I was involved in this organization directly in years' past, and other than volunteering and donating I'm not officially connected...but I do volunteer and donate because I've seen the services they provide to low-income children and families in Silicon Valley. They are excellent, needed, and are truly making a difference. Vision and hearing screenings are among the vital services they provide. You may know they are now called the Healthier Kids Foundation - and I fully support their work!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

We all owe a great debt to The Healthier Kids Foundation (formerly the Santa Clara Family Health Foundation and their leadership - they uniquely advocate for health care services for ALL children, and their focus on vision and hearing tests for literally thousands of children each year change young lives. Today there are still children without health insurance, or who have limited coverage. The Healthier Kids Foundation brings health testing to schools and community centers where children and their families can easily access health information in a familiar environment.
As a partner agency, Sunnyvale Community Services uses the information and resources of The Healthier Kids Foundation to help fill the gaps in health care for the most needy in Santa Clara County.
- Marie Bernard, Executive Director, Sunnyvale Community Services

 
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This foundation no longer exists, at least not under the name Santa Clara Family Health Foundation. It has been rebranded to Healthier Kids Foundation. I will not say anything other than to suggest that anyone looking to donate to this foundation do an internet search for the executive director, by name, and the words "family health fiasco." There have been allegations made that might be of potential concern to some donors. Other helpful search terms might include the name of one of the female members of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. It is interesting to note that the foundation's staff and board of directors are now larger than ever, but what exactly the foundation does is hard to discern.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Replace the CEO and stop all political involvement, including donations in support of ballot measures and candidates.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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The Santa Clara Family Health Foundation (SCFHF) is dedicated to ensuring that ALL children in our community have access to high quality health care. The stories and experiences of families and young people and extensive research have demonstrated the critical value of the children's health coverage SCFHF provides not only to the children and families who are enrolled through the Children Health Initiative (CHI) but also to overall public health and well-being of the community. SCFHF is a leader in raining awareness about the need for and value of children's coverage and engaging all sectors of the community in supporting and sustaining it, especially now in times of budget cuts.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I work for PACT, a co-founder of the historic Santa Clara County Children's Health Initiative that has become a model replicated throughout CA and the country. PACT continues to partner with SCHFH as a key leader and advocate for children's health.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

 
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