The HEAL Project Garden Program Promotes the Healing Powers of Fresh Food

Posted by on Mar 17, 2017 in Community, Health and Wellness

In this article published in the March 2017 issue of Half Moon Bay Magazine, Sutter Health Plus is recognized as a donor of The HEAL Project. The HEAL Project provides health, environmental and agricultural education for underserved elementary school children.

A lush green oasis lies among the construction campus of Hatch Elementary School. It’s where the new HEAL garden takes root.

The old garden, once tucked away near the multipurpose baseball and soccer field, was destroyed as the bulldozers working on the school’s recent modernization project rolled in. Understandably, the inadvertent consequence of progress upset many parents and children who had worked so hard on the garden. After a generous donation from Sutter Health Plus, the HEAL Project was able to erect a bigger and better version of the garden, complete with raised garden beds and a pleasing pergola. Read More

Sutter Health Plus Honored at The HEAL Project Open House

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in Community

Sutter Health Plus was recognized as a contributing donor to The HEAL Project at an open house held in February 2017 at the Hatch Elementary School garden in Half Moon Bay. Parents, students, donors and school staff attended the event held to thank supporters for their contributions.

In honor of the occasion, the students voted to name the newly renovated 5,000 square foot area “The Garden Classroom.” Read More

Sutter Health Plus Sponsors the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Initiative to Support Heart Health

Posted by on Feb 3, 2017 in Community

February marks American Heart Month, a time to take action to end heart disease and stroke. Sutter Health Plus proudly sponsors the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Initiative, starting with Heart Month & Wear Red Day on Feb. 3, 2017.

“Heart disease is a devastating disease affecting millions of Americans,” says Monica Majors, vice president of Strategic Sales and Marketing at Sutter Health Plus. “In 2017, we’re a proud sponsor of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Initiative to help prevent heart disease and stroke.” Read More

Sutter Health Plus Supports Nonprofit Organizations in Underserved Communities

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016 in Community, Health and Wellness

Donation to St. Hope Academy. Left to right: Jake Mossawir; Georgia West; Stephanie Walton; Tracy Messineo

As a local not-for-profit HMO, Sutter Health Plus supports the overall health and wellness of the community it serves. In 2016, the health plan is donating $330,000 to 10 organizations in Northern California, ranging from health centers delivering primary care to the underserved community, to an environmental science camp for elementary school students. Recipients include:

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Sutter Health Plus Helps Street Level Health Project Feed the Hungry

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016 in Community

Street Level Health Project

Presentation to the Street Level Health Project. Left to right: Jae Maldonado, Monica Majors, Sy Neilson, Ellen Carroll

Responding to the needs of underserved immigrant communities in the Bay Area, the Street Level Health Project’s food pantry serves as a gateway for those with basic food needs to access health care, legal, employment and housing services. This year’s community benefit donation of $43,333 from Sutter Health Plus will help stock the food pantry and feed needy individuals and families in Oakland.

“When people come to us for food, we can begin a pathway to help them access the services they need,” explains Jae Maldonado, Street Level Health Project executive director. “Food is the anchor where trust is built, and from there we can begin to meet their other basic needs.” Read More

Sutter Health Plus Helps Fit Quest Program Expand into Central Valley Schools

Posted by on Nov 14, 2016 in Community, Health and Wellness

Fit Quest photo lightened 9 20 16Hundreds of school children in the Central Valley will soon experience the joy of hands-on learning about health and wellness through the Shady Creek Outdoor Education Foundation’s Fit Quest Program. This year’s community benefit donation of $75,000 from Sutter Health Plus will help the popular program currently serving Placer, Sacramento, Sutter and Yuba county schools expand into Stanislaus and Merced counties.

The Fit Quest Program teaches fifth and sixth grade students fun and easy ways to increase physical activity, adopt healthy eating habits and engage in activities that promote mental wellness. During the 2015-2016 school year, Fit Quest reached over 2,500 students with its outdoor and classroom programs. During the 2016-2017 school year, it will reach hundreds more children at 11 Central Valley schools and outdoor camps. Read More