Program Support

From no-cost perinatal depression screening to free eating disorder support groups to nutrition and physical activity education programs in our schools, PHCD strives to ensure quality prevention and early-intervention programs are sustained within our community.

We provide major funding to support the following programs and organizations:

Petaluma Valley Hospital (PVH) 

PHCD provides funding for hospital equipment, faciility upgrades, and physician recruitment and retention, to ensure the provision of quality hospital services. We also serve as a key sponsor for the annual Benedetti Fundraiser, which raises funds to support PVH.


Petaluma Educational Foundation (PEF)

PHCD is a Partners for Education Sponsor. Our sponsorship supports the annual BASH, PEF’s largest fundraising event of the year, as well as a Major Impact Grant

Beginning in 2014, with the support of matching funds from St. Joseph Health, our Major Impact Grant funded the Healthy for Life program at three schools within the Old Adobe Union School District. Healthy for Life is a free curriculum-based physical education program designed to instill the importance of fitness and nutrition to obtain optimum and long-lasting healthy results. Funding provided by PHCD and St. Joseph Health will bring this innovative obesity-prevention program to 1,050 K-6 students in Petaluma. We continue to fund this fantastic program and expand its reach in Old Adobe Union School District. 

Mothers Care

Since 2010, PHCD has funded Mothers Care, an innovative evidence-based screening and treatment program for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Allison Murphy, MFT and Dr. Anthony Kosinski, MD OBGYN designed Mothers Care once it was determined that there was no uniform or reliable method for screening pre- and post-natal mood disorders in Southern Sonoma County, nor high-quality evidence based treatments for referral.

Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) - Free Eating Disorders Support Group of Petaluma

PHCD has provided program funding for the Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) Support group for over a decade. The ANAD support group is the only organization in Southern Sonoma County offering free weekly counseling and resources to those suffering from eating disorders and their families.

Kids Scoop News

PHCD is a sponsor of the Health Education page of Kids Scoop News. Kids Scoop News is distributed to elementary schools throughout the North Bay, reaching 14,000 students 10 months a year. Kids Scoop News is a highly effective method of reaching children, their families and educators to provide important and engaging health information and resources.

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