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Santa Clara County Supervisors Commend Children’s Health Foundation

Resolution cites work in preventing child abuse, neglect

PALO ALTO – The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors yesterday recognized the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health for its “commitment, leadership and assistance” on behalf of children and families in Santa Clara County.

At its Nov. 6 meeting, the board passed a resolution acknowledging the foundation’s contribution of more than $3 million over the last several years to local agencies that work to protect children and families from abuse and neglect, and to strengthen families. The supervisors also noted that the foundation has been a “key player” in creating systemic change in how child welfare work is carried out in the county, and in promoting the Safely Surrendered Baby Law.

The citation also recognized the foundation’s work on behalf of the county’s Youth Leadership Program, which helps young people make healthful life choices.

“We’re grateful for this recognition, which is a tribute to the diligent and innovative work of our community partners in public and private agencies throughout Santa Clara County,” said David Alexander, MD, foundation president and CEO. “We have been honored to support their efforts on behalf of children at risk of abuse and neglect.”

About the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health
The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health is a public charity whose mission is to “promote, protect and sustain the physical, mental, emotional and behavioral health of children.” The Foundation raises funds for Packard Children’s Hospital; makes grants to community partners in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties; and provides extensive data and information about the health and well being of Bay Area children. The Foundation is independent of both Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. For more information, call (650) 497-8365 or visit