AHF Blog

AHF in the Community – January Recap

From Nancy Sasaki, Executive Director – We hope that your 2018 is off to a great start. As you’ll see in this month’s recap, we’re already hard at work doing everything we can to advance the health and wellness...


Board Changes in the New Year

At a recent post-holiday dinner with staff and our Board of Trustees, we took a moment to say goodbye to two members of the board who will be stepping down at the end of this month. After five years...


What to Do About the Flu

If it seems like an unusually high number of people around you are coughing, sneezing, or otherwise complaining of feeling achy and miserable right now, you are not imagining things. According to health officials, this flu season is on...


AHF in the Community – December Recap

From Nancy Sasaki, Executive Director – Even with a holiday-shortened month, there was still a tremendous amount of work being done to advance the health and wellness for the most vulnerable in San Diego and Imperial Counties—those under 250%...


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...

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A Look at Innovation in Nutrition for National Nutrition Month

March is a special month for us at Alliance Healthcare Foundation. First, it’s National Nutrition Month, so organizations all across the nation will focus on healthy eating and living strategies that can greatly affect their communities’ health and wellness....


What’s Health Got to Do With it?

What’s Health got to do with it? This past Thursday, I traveled to Los Angeles to attend the Prevention Institute’s “Primary Prevention for Change” workshop at The California Endowment.  More than 100 public and nonprofit health workers, advocates, policy...


Smile and Be Thankful: Combating Winter Depression

Americans are more depressed now than ever. That’s an unfortunate fact, isn’t it? According to a study from San Diego State University psychology professor Jean M. Twenge published on ScienceDaily.com, “Americans now report more psychosomatic symptoms of depression, such...


San Diego Foundation Hires New Program Officer, Chief Financial Officer

San Diego, CA—Alliance Healthcare Foundation (AHF), a nonprofit organization which works to advance health and wellness for the poor and underserved in San Diego and Imperial County, recently hired Chief Financial Officer Paul Brown and Program Officer Michele Silverthorn....


Combating Obesity Part 2: Exercise

Last week, we looked at how our diets sometimes lead us straight to obesity, and we highlighted some San Diego-based organizations that are looking to buck the trend. Today, I’d like to focus on a second major cause of...



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