The Health Trust Benefits from Turkey Trot

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This year the 10th Annual Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot added The Health Trust as a beneficiary. The funds raised will help to expand the Better Choices, Better Health program.

This year The Health Trust was honored to be added as a beneficiary of the 10th annual Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot founded and hosted by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation, which has given more than $4 million to charity.

The Health Trust is the fifth beneficiary of the Turkey Trot. It joins Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County, Housing Trust Silicon Valley, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, and Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County.

will go towards the Better Choices, Better Health program, which helps people living with chronic conditions to live healthier, more independent lives.

Better Choices, Better Health is a peer-taught health education workshop that assists individuals in assuming responsibility for their day-to-day care and increases their skills in managing their disease, while teaching them how to work effectively with their health care professionals.

In addition, Better Choices, Better Health instructors and participants work as a team to help each other problem-solve and find solutions to everyday problems facing those with chronic illness.

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The model, used around the world, was developed by Stanford Medical School’s Dr. Kate Lorig, who was heartened to hear the news of The Turkey Trot partnership.

The additional funding will expand the number and frequency of classes offered. Before the Turkey Trot, The Health Trust reached 375 participants annually. With the Turkey Trot’s support the program is seeking to reach to 1,100 each year.

To enroll please call 408.961.9877 or email BCBH@healthtrust.org. For more information please visit the BCBH website.