The Health Trust

The mission of The Health Trust is to lead the Silicon Valley community to advance wellness. With a strong emphasis on prevention, The Health Trust focuses its grantmaking, programs and services, policy advocacy and collaborative work on three initiatives: Healthy Living, Healthy Aging and Healthy Communities.


El Camino Hospital

Contact: Barbara Avery, Director, Community Benefit
Telephone: 650.988.7412

FIRST 5 Santa Clara County

FIRST 5 Santa Clara County is committed to the healthy development of children in their first five years. Established in 1998 through funding from California’s Proposition 10, the “tobacco tax,” FIRST 5 Santa Clara County distributes approximately $20 million annually to programs and services that positively impact the lives of children and families in Santa Clara County.

Telephone: 408.260.3700

The Pediatric Healthy Lifestyle Center

The PHLC is a specialty referral center that works with primarily low-income children to improve their health by helping their families adopt healthier habits.

Contact: Trang Vo, Clinic Coordinator
Telephone: 408.957.8601

The Packard Pediatric Weight Control Program

The Packard Pediatric Weight Control Program (PPWCP) is a family-based, group behavioral and educational program. It promotes lifelong healthy eating and exercise habits for overweight children, adolescents and their families.

Contact: Cindy Zedeck, MA, Program Manager
Telephone: 650.725.4424
Fax: 650.736.1924

Ellyn Satter Associates

Ellyn Satter, MS, RD, CICSW, BCD, is an internationally recognized authority on eating and feeding. She is an author, trainer, psychotherapist, and eating therapist with more than 30 years' experience in helping people of all ages learn positive and natural ways of becoming competent with their eating.

Contact: Ellyn Satter, MS, RD, LCSW, BCD
Telephone: 608.271.0173

Stanford Childhood Obesity Prevention

Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences,
Stanford University School of Medicine

Through a research grant funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine is proud to offer a new parent education series on the topic of child feeding. These classes are aimed at preventing future eating and weight problems in children. Classes are small and interactive, and allow time for problem solving and individual attention.

Contact: Jessica Yu
Telephone: 650-723-2242

Childhood Feeding Collaborative

Based on Ellyn Satter’s Division of Responsibility in Feeding, the Childhood Feeding Collaborative developed the “Five Keys to Raising Healthy, Happy Eaters” class. Parents who attend learn to provide the structure and support within which children are able to make healthy choices.

Contact: Carol Danaher
Telephone: 408-793-2708

Parents Place

A program of Jewish Family and Children's Services

Contact: Stephanie Barry Agnew, Parent Education Coordinator
Telephone: 650.931.1841

Children’s Health Council

Children's Health Council (CHC) helps children, teens and families find the best ways to learn, develop and thrive. For problems small to large, CHC provides a full range of services from parent education to therapy and two on-site schools. Areas of expertise include ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, anxiety and depression and learning differences.

Telephone: 650.688.3625

Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media is an independent nonprofit that helps families and educators teach kids to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in our fast-paced digital world. Go to for trustworthy information, expert guidance, education programs, and thousands of media reviews based on child-development criteria.

Contact: Rebecca Randall
Telephone: 415-863-0600


Playworks is a national nonprofit organization that supports learning by providing safe, healthy and inclusive play and physical activity to schools at recess and throughout the entire school day. Playworks is the only nonprofit organization in the country to send trained, full-time program coordinators, called "coaches" to low-income, urban schools, where they transform recess and play into a positive experience that helps kids and teachers get the most out of every learning opportunity throughout the school day.

Contact: David Gallagher, Chief Program Officer
Telephone: 510.893.4180

Eating Disorders Resource Center (ERDC)

The mission of Eating Disorders Resource Center is to raise awareness through presentations to physician, educator and community groups; promote recovery by providing resources for education and treatment and monthly support groups; and to participate in local, state and national advocacy efforts to support mental health parity, eating disorders legislation, and effective insurance coverage

Contact: Janice Bremis
Telephone: 408.559.5593

The VMC Foundation - TurningWheels for Kids

Several years ago in 2003, Susan Runsvold set out upon what has become quite an adventure. Her vision was to buy bikes at Christmas and give them to underprivileged children; children she believed might otherwise not receive any present from Santa. She began what she hoped would be a tradition of collecting money from her friends and colleagues to purchase as many bikes as possible for holiday distribution.