In addition to our Community Grants Program, Peninsula Health Care District invests in Special Community Health Initiatives. Below are examples of Special Community Health Initiatives from 2019-2018


2009: Brought pre-natal and post-partum services to Medi-Cal moms living in the District in partnership with the county’s Community Network for the Underserved, local OB/GYN private physicians, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services.

2011-2012: Supported County Health during recession by providing $4.6 million for its “Access to Care for Everyone” (ACE) adult clinics.

2012-2015: Provided $4 million over three years to help K-8 schools add RN’s, Wellness Coordinators, counselors, and PE instructors.  Also established a school-based health clinic in east San Bruno.

2012-2016: Committed $500,000 to the County Health System to secure accreditation for its Psychiatric Residency by funding one resident for four years.

2013:  Committed $2 million of lead funding for Lesley Senior Housing to secure a $4.6 million HUD grant to convert 20 independent senior apartments to 16 affordable assisted living units in San Mateo.

2014: Contributed $300,000 to Kimochi San Mateo to create 16 new below market assisted living units and commercial kitchen to prepare and deliver meals to homebound seniors.

2010-2015: Brought Apple Tree Dental to San Mateo County:  Served as convener and innovator in establishing this non-profit community dental center in San Mateo with a focus on removing barriers to access for uninsured, frail elderly, and those with developmental challenges.

2015: Launched construction of a 124-unit assisted living and memory care facility on PHCD land.

2016: Launched 3-year Teen Mental Health project in partnership with the San Mateo Union High School District and Stanford’s Center for Youth Well-being and Mental Health serving 8,500 students.

2016: Provided 2-year funding support of $100,000 to help implement the Oral Health Coalition’s Strategic Plan to increase dental care and health education to underserved throughout the county.

2016: Provided $50,000 of funding to continue Millbrae’s senior and youth programs after loss of facilities and equipment when city’s recreation facility was destroyed by fire.

2017: Provided $1M to Sonrisas Dental Health (formerly Apple Tree Dental) to maintain services to uninsured and Denti-Cal patients during its separation from the Minnesota parent corporation.

2017: Provided funding and facilities to expand the SF Hep B Free program into San Mateo County.

2018: Launched School Nurse and Dental Assistant Tuition Assistance Program in partnership with K-8 school districts and College of San Mateo.

2018: Stepped in to keep Burlingame fitness facility open.  Slated for closure by Sutter, PHCD’s Trousdale Wellness Center was launched in July and serves all residents with a focus on older adults.

2018: Committed $200,000 to Stanford’s Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities to study 5th-12th grade data to evaluate and identify opportunities for mental health services and communications to improve student transition from elementary through middle to high school.

2018-2019: Committed $1.3M over 18 months to Sonrisas Dental Health to maintain services for uninsured and Denti-Cal patients.