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AHF in the Community – November Recap

From Nancy Sasaki, Executive Director – As we head deeper into the holidays, Alliance Healthcare Foundation’s commitment to advance the health and wellness for the most vulnerable in San Diego and Imperial Counties—those under 250% of the federal poverty...


How to Stay Sane During the Holidays

With the holiday season about to kick off in earnest, we thought now would be a good time to talk about strategies for maintaining our mental health during this busy time of year. It’s important to remember that while...


A Look at Veteran Homelessness

Tomorrow is Veterans Day, when we celebrate and honor those who’ve served in the United States military, and we thank them for their service. Serving in the military takes real dedication and courage, especially for anyone who’s served in...


Food Insecurity a Real Problem in San Diego and Imperial Counties

Having just written about obesity fueling the epidemic of prediabetes and diabetes across California in last month’s blog post, it might seem incongruous to switch gears and now talk about the very real problem of people in our region...


Majority of Californians Are Prediabetic or Diabetic: What Do We Do?

According to a 2016 UCLA study, the majority of adults in California are prediabetic or diabetic. Let that sink in for a moment: The MAJORITY of adults in this state either have diabetes or are at increased risk for...


Impact of Child Abuse and Neglect for Foster Youth

In April, Child Abuse Prevention Month, we acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect. At Alliance Healthcare Foundation, we champion the work of our grantees that promote the social and emotional...


Bitter Sweet: Beware Holiday Treats and Avoid the Downsides of Sugar

With Halloween kicking off the holiday season, millions of children will begin chasing the sugary treats that come with participating in the parties, festivals, carnivals, and celebrations that we all have come to know. Many parents will try to...


Being Mindful of Mindfulness: How meditation can impact your health and wellness

The word “mindfulness” has become popular in conversations recently as more and more studies are proving that people who are practicing a type of meditation called “Mindfulness” are becoming healthier than those who do not. Mindfulness is a mental...


Tips for a Young, Healthy Brain

Physical health tips dominate headlines and media coverage, but what about the health of your brain?  Are you protecting your brain and your body or focusing solely on the latter? Thankfully, the two go hand-in-hand to a certain degree....


5 Healthy Heart Tips for Valentine’s Day (And Beyond!)

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so let’s discuss healthy practices for creating—and maintaining—a healthy heart.   Your heart is a vital organ which pumps blood throughout your body, fueling you with oxygen and nutrients. The heart enables...

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