The Health Trust collaborates with government officials, policymakers, local leaders, and community-based organizations to influence policies and advocate for initiatives that help advance our mission. Currently, the policies and initiatives that make up our advocacy agenda pertain to increasing food security, reducing HIV/AIDS, and fluoridating San Jose’s drinking water.

Food for Everyone

In March 2016, we released Food for Everyone, an assessment of healthy food access among low-income seniors and individuals that are homeless in San Jose. This report led – and continues to lead – to the development of new efforts that make food accessible for low-income older adults living in affordable housing and recently housed individuals in permanent supportive housing.
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Getting to Zero

Led by Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager, and with funding from the Santa Clara County Public Health Department, we launched the Getting to Zero Silicon Valley-Santa Clara County Initiative. Through a collaborative, countywide, multi-sector, and multidimensional approach, this four-year initiative aims for zero new HIV infections, zero HIV-related deaths, and zero HIV stigma and discrimination in Santa Clara County.
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Fluoride

For 10 years, The Health Trust has been leading a coalition including the Santa Clara County Public Health Department, elected officials, local dentists and oral hygienists, and community members towards fluoridating the drinking water in San Jose – the largest city in the country without fluoridated water.
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