• December 12, 2016
    Mercury News: San Jose drinking water to receive fluoride, years behind other Bay Area cities

    By PAUL ROGERS | progers@bayareanewsgroup.com SAN JOSE — San Francisco has had it since 1951, Oakland since 1976. Los Angeles and San Diego, along with Contra Costa, Marin and San Mateo counties, have it too. And starting Monday, large sections of San Jose — the nation’s biggest city without fluoride in its drinking water —…

  • December 12, 2016
    ABC 7: San Jose adds fluoride to water, aims to expand dental hygiene efforts

    by Katie Utehs San Jose is adding fluoride to its water starting Monday. It affects 230,000 people in East San Jose, Almaden Valley and Santa Teresa who are customers of the San Jose Water Company. Parts of Campbell, Milpitas and Lose Gatos are also involved. Dr. Shakalpi Pendurkar showed ABC7 News dental x-rays of a…

  • December 7, 2016
    Loving: Strategy to end homelessness needs to scale up

    By Jennifer Loving For decades, homelessness throughout our nation has been overseen by a mix of federal and local partners committed to helping people in need. This diffuse leadership has resulted in the strength and resiliency of many incredible community partners. However, we also needed political and institutional leadership to end homelessness. That means implementing…

  • December 5, 2016
    Mercury News: Police gun buyback nets hundreds of weapons

    By Tatiana Sanchez | tsanchez@bayareanewsgroup.com SAN JOSE — Hundreds of firearms were taken off the streets and put into the hands of law enforcement Saturday in the most successful gun buyback event ever sponsored by the San Jose Police Department and other Santa Clara County agencies. Dozens of cars snaked around the SJPD’s substation on…

  • December 1, 2016
    Mercury News: Ribbon cutting held for Family Resource Center at Randall Elementary

    By ALIYAH MOHAMMED | amohammed@bayareanewsgroup.com A ribbon cutting was held for Milpitas’ second family resource center at Robert Randall Elementary School on Monday. The new site is expected to provide literacy, health and parenting support to low-income families starting in January. The two-sided portable, with a children’s and adult’s area, is located at the back…

  • September 2, 2016
    Milpitas: School board approves $190,000 to fund family resource center in district

    By Aliyah Mohammed | amohammed@bayareanewsgroup.com Milpitas will be getting a second family resource center at Robert Randall Elementary School later this school year to provide services and resources to families in Milpitas who need the greatest support. The Milpitas Unified Board of Education on Aug. 23 unanimously approved $190,000 be used from the district’s building…

  • March 5, 2016
    Food for Everyone News Coverage

    Food for Everyone, released by The Health Trust on March 4, 2016,  is an assessment of healthy food access among low-income seniors and homeless individuals in San Jose. It is the product of extensive data collection from a variety of sources, including interviews and surveys from 14 safety-net providers, a focus group with individuals that…

  • December 3, 2015
    AIDS awareness still important, locally too

    Thank you for your editorial commemorating World AIDS Day (Editorial, Dec. 1). Where this is a global challenge let us remember that it is a local challenge as well. The Health Trust, which provides vital services for HIV/AIDS clients who have no other resources, serves more than 800 clients in Santa Clara County. In the…

  • November 9, 2015
    Tackling Diabetes with Medical Nutrition Therapy

    The Health Trust is now combating diabetes with Medical Nutrition Therapy, available to all Medicare Part B beneficiaries diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes. As a recently accredited program of the American Association of Diabetes Educators, The Health Trust has a registered dietician on staff that works directly with its Medical Nutrition Therapy clients. All clients receive a one-on-one assessment and an individualized plan from our registered…

  • October 27, 2015
    Jennifer Loving on The California Report

    Jennifer Loving, Executive Director of Destination: Home, a program of The Health Trust, was invited to speak on The California Report earlier this month. Listen, as she shares how our local collective efforts in Santa Clara County are taking on homelessness with a housing first strategy. Listen here.