Posted on August 14, 2015. Filed under: italia tua | Tags: , , , , , , |

So they cover their mouths and often have few friends,” Avery said.She went on to say that once their teeth have been fixed the foster youths’ self esteem increases dramatically because orthodontia “makes a lasting change in their lives.”The El Camino grants are divided into four primary areas: health care access, mental health access, healthy eating, physical activity and obesity, and community health, education and health literacy.

“If there’s a problem we roll up our sleeves and work with the organization.”El Camino has worked closely with the South Asian Heart Center, which has offices in Mountain View, San Jose and Los Gatos.

The Los Gatos center opened in January with a goal of reducing diabetes and coronary artery disease among South Asians through education, advanced screening and lifestyle changes.West Valley Community Services, which serves low income residents in Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga, West San Jose and Cupertino received funding under El Camino’s health care access category.Because it provides mental health services, Los Gatos-based EMQ FamiliesFirst will receive funding for addiction prevention services.The Cupertino Union School District received a grant for counseling services and for its school nurse program.

“We’re funding school nurses in districts where there’s a high percentage of kids on the free and reduced school lunch program,” Avery said.Avery pointed out that the Community Benefit Program is voluntary, going well beyond what the hospital spends directly on health care delivery.


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