Skip to main content
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Refugee Clinic staff and patient


Health Equity

Health Equity - We proactively advocate and seek funding for programs that serve patients that have historically been ignored or underserved by the American healthcare system with a focus on the social determinants of health.

  • Equitable and Optimal Health for Everyone - Valley Health Foundation partners with community leaders, businesses, and community-based organizations to advance our shared mission of achieving equitable and optimal health for everyone in Santa Clara County. The following are examples of past and ongoing work led and supported by the Foundation:
    • Child, Adolescent, and Adult Behavioral Health Service Center
    • Q Corner Program
    • Medical Legal Partnership
  • Racial, Gender, and Ethnic Health Disparities - Consistent with our strongly held values of “Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Respect” and “Health is a Right”, we dedicate resources to advocate for the mitigation and end to racial and ethnic health disparities that exist in our communities. Examples of this advocacy work include:
    • Pedi POWER 
    • Racial Healing Initiatives
    • Race & Health Disparities
    • Women’s Leadership and Policy Summit
  • Most Vulnerable PopulationsThe Foundation supports and proactively advocates for resources and visibility for the needs of the most vulnerable populations in Santa Clara County. 
    • Children’s Community Advocacy Center (CAC)
    • Partners in AIDS Care and Education (PACE) 
    • Gender Health Center 
    • Valley Homeless Healthcare Program (VHHP) 
    • Supporting, Protecting, and Respecting Kids (SPARK) Clinic i
    • Tuberculosis (TB) and Refugee Clinic 
    • Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE) Team