Health—General & Rehabilitative

Healthier Kids Foundation

aka Healthier Kids Foundation

San Jose, CA

Mission

The mission of Healthier Kids Foundation is to ensure access to and advocacy for health care services for all children through family-centered and innovative approaches.

Ruling Year

2000

Cheif Executive Officer

Ms. Kathleen King

Program Director

Ms. Sunny Ochoa

Main Address

4040 Moorpark Avenue Suite 100

San Jose, CA 95117 USA

Formerly Known As

Santa Clara Family Health Foundation, Inc.

Keywords

children, dental, vision, education, public health care, insurance, medical, minorities, pediatrics, youth, health coverage

EIN

77-0545774

 Number

0344878166

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Health (General and Financing) (E80)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

Single Organization Support (E11)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Not all families can put health first. California is golden in man ways, but is not without its challenges. It's expensive to live here. Many families work multiple jobs to make rent. Others have transportation struggles or are burdened by caring for elderly parents. So, attending to a possible healthcare need of a child, if it's not life threatening, may not be at the top of the list. But these are often issues that don't go away and can turn into larger problems. We need a resource for parents that not only helps them learn how to raise health kids, but makes sure they can understand health challenges so that their children get the care they need to thrive socially and academically.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Community Outreach Prevention and Education Program

Baby Gateway Project

DentalFirst

10 Steps to a Healthier You

VisionFirst

HearingFirst

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Total number of classes offered

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Adults,

Caregivers,

Families

Related program

10 Steps to a Healthier You

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of children who have received a hearing screening.

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Related program

HearingFirst

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Numebr of children who have received a vision screening.

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Related program

VisionFirst

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of children who have received a dental screening.

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years)

Related program

DentalFirst

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Healthier Kids Foundation is a family forward health agency that gives children and those who love them the education and cutting edge tools they rightfully deserve to live a healthy life. At Healthier Kids Foundation, we believe preventative care at an early age makes things fair. Every day, we work side-by side with families to identify and eliminate kids' health issues before they even begin. because without us, barriers that could be corrected may stand in the way of kids joyfully climbing the ladder of life.

Each of our programs are designed and implemented with this goal in mind. Healthier Kids Foundation successfully partners with community-based organizations, public entities, and public school systems to: (a) provide health screenings (hearing, oral health, and vision) to low-income children; (b) connect parents to the appropriate preventative and intervention health services based on the outcome of their children's screening results; (c) identify uninsured children and assist their parents with enrolling them into subsidized health coverage; and (d) provide healthy lifestyle education to parents and caregivers that help to prevent and reduce childhood and adolescent obesity. These strategies allow us to systematically work toward our goal of all children having equal access to quality health care that is needed to thrive.

In the past three years, HKF has connected with over 900 sites throughout Santa Clara County to deliver services to large populations of children where they naturally gather as a means of connecting them to preventive health services that contribute to their health, well-being, and educational outcomes. Reaching children and families where they already are is the best way to provide services to the families who may be falling through the cracks and do not have access to, or are not receiving quality health care.

Healthier Kids Foundation uses SalesForce as a database for data collection. SalesForce allows us to track our progress so that we know where we are in terms of our goal. We collect information for each child, and parent served. Data collected reflects valuable information on families served like language preferences, location, and other health access indicators. SalesForce allows us to quantify the impact we are having on the community and indicates which communities have high needs.

Since the inception of each program, HKF has:

Visited 9,800 mothers in three participating hospitals and assisted with the enrollment of 9,500 newborns into Medi-Cal (Baby Gateway Program);

Identified 5,000 uninsured children and assisted them with enrolling into subsidized health coverage (Community Outreach Program);

Screened 76,000 children for vision issues (VisionFirst Program), 35,000 for oral health issues (DentalFirst Program), and 23,000 for hearing issues (HearingFirst); and

Delivered healthy lifestyle parenting education to 7,700 parents and caregivers (10 Steps to a Healthier You Program).

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Financials

Healthier Kids Foundation

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

No

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No