Community Health

We invest in change through community health because as a community, we rely on each other to enjoy longer and healthier lives. While working to prevent unnecessary illness and harm and protecting each person’s access to medically and linguistically competent care, we can help everyone in the Bay Area to enjoy great health at all stages of life.


Starting regular exercise at any point in your life will make you feel better and extend your life.

Children with asthma who receive primary care from a doctor who speaks their language and understands their community reduces emergency visits 50%.

6.9 million previously uninsured Californians will now be eligible for high-quality, comprehensive health care under the Affordable Care Act.

Identifying and supporting key organizations that are the essential service providers before a disaster improves the region’s preparedness and resiliency.
Community Health Program Staff
Program Officer, Community Health
Disaster Resilience Officer

Program Fellow, Community Health

Barbara Jwanouskos
Program Assistant, Community Health


For more information about the Community Health Program at The San Francisco Foundation, please contact us at 415.733.8500 or