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    April 15, 2014
    Dine Out and Fight AIDS on April 24th

    On Thursday, April 24, thousands of Silicon Valley residents will be supporting those in our community living with HIV/AIDS simply by enjoying an evening out with friends. Dining Out For Life is an annual fundraiser for The Health Trust’s AIDS Services. For one day, restaurants will donate a portion of each customer’s check to The…

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  • April 11, 2014
    Mercury News: Homelessness isn’t just a city responsibility

    Editorial The Mercury News The pressure is on San Jose to deal with the epidemic of homelessness that’s turning pockets of the city into Third World encampments, polluting waterways and unsettling nearby neighborhoods. The squalid 75-acre camp known as The Jungle near Story Road is said to be the largest of its kind on the…

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    March 18, 2014
    LinkedIn Pi Day

    Pi day 3.14 at LinkedIn was awesome! With the generous donation from LinkedIn, The Health Trust was able to take many seniors living in Mountain View and Sunnyvale off our waiting list and immediately begin them all on a hot meal delivery service. Bringing awareness and providing direct services to the most vulnerable in our…

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    March 12, 2014
    Putting Healthy Food on the Map

    Healthy Food in Silicon Valley is more accessible thanks to a collaboration between The Health Trust’s Healthy Eating Initiative and San Jose State University’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning. Community gardens, urban farms and farmers’ markets are accessible through the interactive map.  The Health Trust will be adding its Fresh Carts and Healthy Corner Stores to the map…

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  • Frederick J. Ferrer, M.S.
    March 7, 2014
    Reflections on the Power of Voice

    The following essay was written for Grant Makers in Health for their 2014 Annual Meeting theme, The Power of Voice. One of my favorite quotations is: To know and not to do is not to know. If you re-read it a couple of times you will get the gist of what it means. How often…

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  • March 6, 2014
    Mercury News editorial: Health Trust implements worthy five-year initiative

    Mercury News Editorial March 5, 2014 The silver lining in the 1996 sale of three San Jose nonprofit hospitals to for-profit HCA was the $56 million required payment to the community that led to the creation of the Health Trust. In the words of its CEO, Fred Ferrer, the trust has dedicated its work to…

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    February 27, 2014
    Fellowship Opportunity: Healthy Eating Initiative Program Manager

    The Health Trust and Public Health Institute (PHI) have partnered to offer full-time Fellowship job opportunities within the Health Trust’s program initiatives. Fellows receive a generous salary and benefits package along with a quarterly professional development training opportunity, covered by PHI. We are currently seeking a Program Manager for the Healthy Eating Initiative. The position…

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    February 14, 2014
    Carla Freeman is new Health Trust program officer

    San Jose, CA, February 14, 2014 The Health Trust is pleased to announce that Carla Freeman has joined the organization as Program Officer. Freeman has worked for more than 15 years in public health and community engagement in the public, nonprofit and private sectors. Most recently, she was working in Atlanta, Ga., as a consultant…

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